Sunday, February 03, 2008

Actress Helena Modjeska private rail car c. 1890

From: "WYDZGA BOLESLAW" arcadia1@verizon.net

Where can I find information and or pictures of Helena Modjeska (famous drama actress) private rail car that she traveled in during 16 all American tours in 1880's and 1890's. She lived in El Toro Orange County CA. I believe that name "Helena Modjeska" was prominently displayed on the car.

It was specially equipped with sleeping, dining, parlor rooms. The existence of such a car was documented in her and her contemporaries correspondence.

I would appreciate any information that would help in my research.

—Christopher Wojcicki PhD


Helena Modjeska