Edwin Booth Photographs as stereocards showing Booth as Hamlet and as Iago. Booth was considered the preeminent American Shakespearean actor making Hamlet his signature role. Each pair of photographs is mounted to the photographer's board, "J Gurney & Sons," New York. Condition: The stereocard photograph showing Booth as Iago is fine with a small stain to the mount and slight chipping at two corners of the mount. The stereocard showing Booth as Hamlet shows small cracking to the photo's surface near the left foot in the right photograph.