Herbert Clifton, born in London, England, was and actor noted for his female impersonations. Clifton was publicized as “The Male Soprano” and advertised as having a voice worth one thousand pounds. Clifton traveled to America, appearing at the Alhambra Theater, New York, in 1910. He portrayed a street urchin and sang "Love Me, and the World is Mine", "The Holy City", and "Stop Your Tickling, Jock". Clifton became a sensation with American audiences, after a brief sojourn back to England, he returned to the United States for his second Vaudeville tour. Clifton was featured in the 1914 edition of the Ziegfeld Follies. Clifton’s accompanist, his wife, played the piano and sang while he made quick costume changes. She also wrote his musical repertoire. Following the vaudeville era, Clifton became a minor character actor. His last appearance was in the 1947 motion picture "Ivy". Clifton died that same year, after a major operation, in Hollywood, California. This print captures Clifton dressed in female attire, portraying a fortune teller. Clifton attired in a loose dark garment, wears a white head scarf adorned with ropes of pearls, draping the head and neck, and is accentuated by a single white plume. Clifton expression carries mysticism as he stares downward, toward a crystal ball, held centered between both hands. The original print was by Orval Hixon.