Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Theatrical Broadsides and Playbills: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Diann Benti.
Prints and Ephemera
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Theatrical Broadsides and Playbills
Dates (inclusive): 1809-1923
Bulk dates: 1840-1890
Collection Number: priJLC_ENT_TBroadsides
Collector: Last, Jay T.
Extent: approximately 1,000 items in 39 oversized folders
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Prints and Ephemera
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: 626-405-3473
Email: lastcollection@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: This collection contains approximately 1,000 printed 19th and early 20th century entertainment broadsides, playbills, and related advertisements, and forms a subset within the Jay T. Last American Entertainment Collection. These items date from 1809 to 1923, with the bulk spanning between 1840 and 1890, and publicize theatrical performances including plays, variety entertainment such as minstrel, burlesque, and vaudeville shows, and optical displays such as dioramas, living statues, and tableaus. Over 250 theaters primarily from the Northeastern United States are represented in the collection, though there are also materials from theaters in the Midwestern, Southern, and Western United States, and 26 items from Canada, Ireland, England, and Scotland.
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on January 6, 2014.

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Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Item title, Call number]. Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Theatrical Broadsides and Playbills, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

This collection forms part of the Jay T. Last Collection of Lithographic and Social History, which was donated to the Huntington Library by Jay T. Last in 2005 as a gift in progress. The bulk of the Theatrical Broadsides and Playbills was transferred to the Library between 2010 and 2012.
A majority of the playbills were originally compiled by American minstrel and variety show performer and theatrical manager Al Emmett Fostell (1856-1920) as part of his extensive collection of historical theatrical memorabilia. These items were acquired by Last in 2009 from Jack Bacon & Company.

Background

The Jay T. Last Collection is an unparalleled archive of printed paper artifacts that documents American lithographic, social, and business history. The collection began in the early 1970s when physicist and Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last moved to Southern California and started collecting citrus box labels he found at local flea markets and rummage sales. As his collection grew, Last realized that these labels conveyed important information about commercial printing, graphic design, and social history, and he expanded his collection to include other forms of American visual culture. Today this collection contains more than 185,000 lithographic prints, posters, and ephemera of mostly nineteenth- and early twentieth- century American origin and represents works by more than five hundred lithographic companies.

Scope and Content

This collection contains approximately 1,000 printed 19th and early 20th century entertainment broadsides, playbills, and related advertisements, and forms a subset within the Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment. These items advertise theatrical performances including plays, variety entertainment such as minstrel, burlesque, and vaudeville shows, and optical displays such as dioramas, living statues, and tableaus. Over 250 theaters primarily from the Northeastern United States are represented in the collection, though there are also materials from theaters in the Midwestern, Southern, and Western United States, and approximately 26 items from Canada, Ireland, England, and Scotland. Theaters with the largest subsets include the Boston Museum (Boston, Massachusetts) with 120 items, Liberty Hall (New Bedford, Massachusetts) with 96 items, Theatre Comique (New York, New York) with 66 items, and the Troy Museum (Troy, New York) with 47 items.
The materials date from 1809 to 1923, with the bulk of the items spanning between 1840 and 1890. The earliest dated item in the collection is an August 1809 playbill from the Lyceum Theatre in London, England; the most recent item is a March 1923 broadside for the Hyperion Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Almost all of the items are in English except for an Italian bill for the Teatro Italiano (New York, New York) and a Spanish bill for the Gutierrez Show; there is also one bill for the Heywood Bros. Combination that has both English and German text.
The materials range in size from approximately 9 ½ x 6 inches to 42 ½ x 14 inches and consist of single-sheet unfolded advertisements for theatrical productions that were intended to be distributed by hand, posted on walls, fences, or in windows, or sold to playgoers entering the theater. The printed text typically includes the name of the theater and lists information about the play or entertainment, names of performers, acts or scenes, dates and times of performances, and admission prices. Often the text publicized multiple performances over the course of a day or a few days. Among the names given to these types of advertisements, according to their size and mode of distribution, are broadsides, dodgers, handbills, hangers, playbills, posters, and show bills. The notices in this collection are primarily long, narrow broadsides printed on one side of newsprint paper in black ink using letterpress type of varying fonts and size, though some have colored ink, colored paper, or woodcut illustrations. More than 100 bills have illustrations, often consisting of head-and-shoulder portraits of show proprietors or performers, depictions of performances by minstrel blackface entertainers and musicians, or scenes from plays or variety show acts.
The items are grouped by theater and arranged in folders according to the geographic location of the theater, with the largest number coming from theaters in the Northeast United States. The states and foreign countries with theaters represented in the collection consist of:
  • Northeast (805 items): Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island
  • Midwest (62 items): Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin
  • South (61 items): Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
  • West (6 items): California and Colorado
  • Foreign (26 items): Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland
There are also approximately thirty playbills focused on specific performers or shows without theater information, as well as two playbills for unidentified locations.
Among the most commonly credited printers in the collection are Metropolitan Job Printing (New York, New York); Richardson & Foos (New York, New York); Cameron & Co. (New York, New York); C.L. Mac Arthur (Troy, New York); F.A. Searle (Boston, Massachusetts); Hooton’s Press (Boston, Massachusetts); and the Van Benthuysen Printing House (Albany, New York).
The contents list below contains a brief entry for each item in the collection. All entries include the theater name and date if known; some entries also include additional notes that typically indicate the presence of illustrations or minstrel troupes featured in the text.

Related materials in the Huntington Library

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in the following six series:
  • Series I. Northeast
  • Series II. Middle West
  • Series III. South
  • Series IV. West
  • Series V. Foreign
  • Series VI. Performer-based and Unidentified
The first four series are based on the four geographic regions of the United States recognized by the United States Census Bureau.
Individual items within series are arranged alphabetically first by state and then by city and theater name, and described in the following format:
  • Theater, Date
  • Printer (when identified)
  • Item notes (when applicable)

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Genres

Advertisements.
Broadsides.
Handbills.
Playbills.
Posters.
Relief prints.
Theatrical posters.

Subjects

Actors.
Actresses -- Portraits.
Blackface entertainers.
Blackface entertainers -- Pictorial works.
Burlesque (Theater)
Comedians.
Entertainment events.
Melodramas.
Music-halls.
Minstrel shows.
Minstrel shows -- Pictorial works.
Revues.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Theaters.
Theatrical productions.
Vaudeville.


Collection Contents

 

Series I. Northeast 1821-[1899]

Physical Description: approximately 805 items in 28 oversize folders

Arrangement

The Northeast broadsides are arranged in 28 oversize folders:
  • Connecticut - Miscellaneous, [1854]-1923 (23 items)
  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island - Miscellaneous, [1851]-[1899] (20 items)
  • Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Museum, 1848-1879 (120 items)
  • Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Theatre, 1855-1876 (22 items)
  • Massachusetts - Boston - National Theatre, 1840-1857 (45 items)
  • Massachusetts - Boston - Miscellaneous, 1842-1893 (30 items)
  • Massachusetts - New Bedford - Miscellaneous, 1866-1870 (99 items)
  • New York (State) - Albany - Miscellaneous, 1849-[1874] (34 items)
  • New York (State) - New York City - Bowery Theatre and New Bowery Theatre, 1839-1873 (36 items)
  • New York (State) - New York City - Niblo's (24 items), 1838-1880
  • New York (State) - New York City - Palmo's New York Opera House, 1844-1845 (32 items)
  • New York (State) - New York City - Theatre Comique, [1868]-[1881] (62 items)
  • New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, 1833-[approximately 1897] (155 items)
  • New York (State) - Troy - Troy Museum, 1850-1855 (47 items)
  • New York (State) - Troy - Miscellaneous, [1847]-1874 (18 items)
  • Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Miscellaneous, 1821-[approximately 1879?] (38 items)
Folder 1

Northeast - Connecticut - Miscellaneous [1854]-1923

 

Hartford, Connecticut

 

Wyatt's Dramatic Lyceum (American Building), 1-2 December [1854]

Printer: Calhoun Steam Printing Company
 

Milford, Connecticut

 

Lyceum Hall, 7 May 1866

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printing Establishment
With a woodcut image of head-and-shoulder portraits presumably of O.A. Whitmore and Geo. M. Cark of Whitmore & Clark's Minstrels
 

New Haven, Connecticut

 

Brewster Hall, 29-31 October [1864]

Printer: J. H. Benham, Printer
Text features Olympic Minstrel
 

Brewster Hall, 18 December 1863

Printer: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, Stereotypers and Book-binders
Text features Skiff's Minstrels
 

Carll's Grand Opera House, 2-3 October [1873]

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
With a woodcut images of minstrel performers and black cherubs and a head-and-shoulders portrait of Billy Birch, a proprietor of Billy Birch's San Francisco Minstrels
 

Hyperion Theatre, 26 March [1923]

Printer: Erie Litho. & Printing Co., Erie, PA.
With a woodcut images of scenes from the play "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and a head-and-shoulders portrait of Abraham Lincoln before a freed slave; date and location stamp for the Poli Players performing at Hyperion Theatre on March 26th
 

Music Hall, 27 September 1861

Printer: Benham's Mammoth and Steam Press Office
Text features Frank Rivers' Melodeon Troupe, the Alleghanians, and the Female Minstrels starring Kitty Blanchard
 

Music Hall, New Haven, 2 July 1862

With a woodcut image of minstrel performers and musicians from Duprez & Green's Original New Orleans and Metropolitan Opera Troupe and Brass Band
 

Music Hall, New Haven, 9-10 July 1862

With woodcut images of musical instruments and minstrel performers from Bryant's Minstrels
 

Music Hall [New Haven?], 22 February 1864

Text features Newcomb's Minstrels
 

Music Hall [New Haven?], 29 February 1864

Text features Bowers & Prendergast's Minstrels
 

Music Hall [New Haven?], 23 March 1864

With woodcut image of a scene by Newcomb's Minstrels
 

Music Hall, New Haven, 12-13 May [1864]

Text features Bowers & Prendergast's Minstrels
 

Music Hall, 21 May 1864

Text features Mr. & Mrs. Barney Williams
 

Music Hall [New Haven?], 19-22 September 1864

Printer: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, Stereotypers, and Book-binders
With a woodcut image of musical instruments for Christy's Minstrels
 

Music Hall [New Haven?], 30 November - 1 December 1864

Printer: Calhoun Printing Co. (Hartford, Conn.)
With a woodcut image of head-and-shoulder portraits of minstrels M.T. Skiff and Low Gaylord of Skiff & Gaylord
 

Music Hall, New Haven, 6-7 December [1864]

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printing Establishment
With a woodcut image of musical instruments and a scene of Whiting's Minstrels and Brass Band
 

Music Hall, New Haven, 17 January 1865

Printer: Torrey Brothers, Printers, Empire Steam Printing Establishment
With a woodcut image of a hand and arm advertising Tillotson's Octoplexzara
 

Olympic Theatre (189 Union Street), 4 December [1874]

Printer: Stafford Printing Office
 

Opera House (Church Street), 21 January 1878

Printer: Kiernan, Printer
With a woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of an unidentified man, presumably opera house business manager Geo. D. Deagle
Folder 2

Northeast - Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island - Miscellaneous [1851]-[1899]

 

Lewiston, Maine

 

Music Hall Lewiston, 16 April 1879

Printer: F.A. Searle Printer, Journal Building
With a woodcut image of an older man, a shoemaker, from the play "My Son"
 

Revere, Massachusetts

 

Revere Beach Theatre, 16 August 1880

Printer: Boston Job Print
With text featuring a grand burlesque of Uncle Tom's Cabin
 

Worcester, Massachusetts

 

Bristol's Dime Museum (Washburn Hall), 12 January [1885]

Printer: Charles R. Stobbs, Printer
With text featuring Al Fostell
 

Worcester Theatre (Theatre Worcester), 4 March 1861

 

Jersey City, New Jersey

 

Arcade Opera House (San Francisco Varieties), 3 November [1873]

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
With a woodcut image of head-and-shoulder portraits of the Fieldings, character actors John Fielding and Maggie Fielding
 

Billy Pastor's Theatre Comique (60 Newark Avenue), 23 March [1874]

Printer: [Cameron & Co.]
 

North Bergen, New Jersey

 

Bodensiek's Casino, 21 January [1899]

Printer: H. Schindler, Printer
 

Trenton, New Jersey

 

Bechtel Hall, 7 April [1865]

Printer: "True American" Print
 

Buffalo, New York

 

Academy of Music (fragment), 15-16 July [1889]

With a woodcut image of head-and-shoulder portraits of Jack Haverly and W.S. Cleveland of Haverly Cleveland Minstrels and a scene of Japanese circus performers and acrobats
 

Mozart Varieties, 29 December 1873

 

Shelby's on the Terrace (also known as Shelby's Comique), 14 December [1874]

With a woodcut image of a family portrait of the six members of the Lopez Family toupe of performers
 

Elmira, New York

 

Ely's Hall, 1 October [1860]

Printer: Fairman & Co., Steam Job Printers
Text features Wood's Minstrels
 

Middletown, New York

 

Bull's Opera House, 1 November 1879

Text features McCall & Sheldon's Opera House Co. performing Uncle Tom's Cabin with a date sheet for a November 1, 1879, show at Bull's Opera House
 

Newburgh, New York

 

People's Hall, 31 January [1863]

Printer: Ruttenber's Steam Presses
Text features Rumsey's Minstrels
 

Rondout, New York

 

Rondout Opera House, 27 April 1874

 

Utica, New York

 

Utica Museum, 25 October 1854

Printer: D.C. Grove, Printer
 

Holmesburg, Pennsylvania

 

Athenaeum Hall, 7 April 1873

Text features the New York Minstrel and Pantomime Troupe
 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Tivoli Garden (92 Fifth Avenue), 7 October 1878

Text features the Howland Sisters musical sketch artistes
 

Providence, Rhode Island

 

Academy of Music, 3 September 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Academy of Music, 4 September 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Academy of Music, 6 September 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Academy of Music, 7 September 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Westminster Hall, 29 August [1851]

Printer: B.T. Albro
Text features Horn, Wells & Briggs's Ethiopian Serenaders
Folder 3

Northeast - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Museum 1848-1855

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Boston Museum, 7 September 1848

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 12 October [1848]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 26 December 1848

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 21-23 March [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 10 May 1849

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 9 June 1849

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 6 August [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 15 August [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 17 August [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 19 October [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 22 November [1849]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 5 January [1850]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 2 February 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Boston Museum, 8 February 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 2 March 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 5 April 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 9 July 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features the New Orleans Serenaders Operatic Troupe
 

Boston Museum, 13 July 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features the New Orleans Serenaders Operatic Troupe
 

Boston Museum, 16 July [1850]

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features the New Orleans Serenaders
 

Boston Museum, 20 July 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features the New Orleans Serenaders
 

Boston Museum, 22 July 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of a portrait of J.C. Rainer
 

Boston Museum, 24 July [1850]

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features a benefit for G.B. Swaine (Bones) with the New Orleans Serenaders
 

Boston Museum, 26 November 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 19 April [1851]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 8 July 1851

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 5 November 1851

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 15 March 1852

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 29 July 1852

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features Messrs. & Miss M. Fraser, the Scottish Vocalists, with song lyrics of Scottish ballads
 

Boston Museum, 2 August 1852

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features Messrs. & Miss M. Fraser, the Scottish Vocalists, with song lyrics of Scottish ballads
 

Boston Museum, 5 August 1852

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features Messrs. & Miss M. Fraser, the Scottish Vocalists, with song lyrics of Scottish ballads
 

Boston Museum, 10 March 1853

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 6 May 1853

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 16 June 1853

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features Uncle Tom's Cabin
 

Boston Museum, 12 July [1853]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut images of performers from Murphy, West and Peel's Original Campbell Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 13 July 1853

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of minstrel scenes from Murphy, West and Peel's Original Campbell Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 28 November 1853

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 12 January 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 10 May [1854]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 12 July 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of minstrel scenes from Murphy, West and Peel's Original Campbell Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 19 July 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of minstrel scenes from Murphy, West and Peel's Original Campbell Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 16 November 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 21 November 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 2 December 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 28 December 1854

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 14 February 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 20 February 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 16 April 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 15 May 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 29 June 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 11 August 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 15 September [1855]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Boston Museum, 22 September [1855]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Boston Museum, 10 October 1855

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Boston Museum, 20 October [1855]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Boston Museum, 10 November [1855]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
Folder 4

Northeast - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Museum 1856-1879

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Boston Museum, 4 January 1856

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 5 March 1856

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 18 July [1856]

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features a benefit for comedian Wm. P. Collins with Sanford's Operatic Troupe
 

Boston Museum, 25 July [1856]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of figures from Burlesque Italian Opera
 

Boston Museum, 1 August [1856]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of Sanford's Opera Troupe minstrel musicians
 

Boston Museum, 28 November 1856

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 2 March 1857

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 30 March 1857

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut images in border of animals
 

Boston Museum, 21-22 September [1857]

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut images in border of animals
 

Boston Museum, 15 October 1857

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 6 November 1857

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 4 December 1857

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 25 December [1857]

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 14 January 1858

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

Boston Museum, 19 February 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F. A. Searle, Proprietor
 

Boston Museum, 1 April 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F. A. Searle, Proprietor
 

Boston Museum, 14 April 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F. A. Searle, Proprietor
 

Boston Museum, 13 May 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F. A. Searle, Proprietor
 

Boston Museum, 15 June 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F. A. Searle, Proprietor
 

Boston Museum, 6 July [1858]

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F.A. Searle, Proprietor
Text features Buckleys' Serenaders
 

Boston Museum, 7 July 1858

Printer: Hooton Printing Establishment - F.A. Searle, Proprietor
Text features Buckleys' Serenaders
 

Boston Museum, 29 November 1858

Printer: F.A. Searle's Job Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 26 April 1859

Printer: F.A. Searle's Job Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 4 May 1859

Printer: F.A. Searle's Job Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 15 July 1859

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 23 December 1859

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 28 March 1860

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 23 April 1860

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 11 July 1860

Printer: Fred. A. Searle's Plain and Ornamental Job Printing Establishment
Text features Hooley & Campbell's Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 20 July 1860

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
Text features Hooley & Campbell's Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 21 July 1860

Printer: Fred. A. Searle's Plain and Ornamental Job Printing Establishment
Text features Hooley & Campbell's Minstrels
 

Boston Museum, 15 November 1860

Printer: F.A. Searle's Printing Establishment
 

Boston Museum, 10 December 1861

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Text features the play "The Octoroon"
 

Boston Museum, 1-2 January 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum (fragment), 28 April 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 4 June 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 15 June 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 23 June 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 24 August 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 21 October 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 2 November 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 30 November 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 14 December 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 25 January 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 29 February 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 30 May 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 15 August 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 24 August 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 15-16 September 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 19 September 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 26-28 September 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 16 November 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 2 December 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 23 January 1865

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 6 April 1865

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 10 April 1865

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 28-29 August 1865

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum (fragment), 11 September 1865

 

Boston Museum, 26 January 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 5 February 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 16 August 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 14 June 1869

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 31 August - 2 September 1874

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 29 April 1878

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Museum, 20-22 January 1879

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Folder 5

Northeast - Massachusetts - Boston - Boston Theatre 1855-1876

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Boston Theatre, 15 January 1855

 

Boston Theatre, 5 June 1855

 

Boston Theatre, 7 March 1856

 

Boston Theatre, 28 May 1856

 

Boston Theatre, 25 May 1857

 

Boston Theatre, 6 February 1857

 

Boston Theatre, 7 September 1857

 

Boston Theatre, 17 November 1857

 

Boston Theatre, 26 February 1858

 

Boston Theatre, 1 October 1858

 

Boston Theatre, 21 February 1859

 

Boston Theatre, 11 June 1859

Printer: Farwells & Forrest, Printers
 

Boston Theatre, 16 September 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 12 October 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 16 December 1863

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 2 January 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 3 February 1864

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, [17 June 1872]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 4 May [1874]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 5 June 1875

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With woodcut image of a scene from the play "Jack Sheppard"
 

Boston Theatre, 8-9 May 1876

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Boston Theatre, 28 August 1876

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Folder 6

Northeast - Massachusetts - Boston - National Theatre 1840-1857

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

National Theatre, 3 September 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 6 October 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 7 October 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 12 October 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 13 October 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 28 October 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
With small woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

National Theatre, 9 November 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 2 December 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
With woodcut image of a dog biting a large snake and rescuing a child from the melodrama "Foulah Slave, Or The Planter and His Dog"
 

National Theatre, 15 December 1840

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 16 September 1841

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 11 February 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 23 February 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 25 February 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 28 February 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 1 March 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 25 March 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 1 April 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 20 April 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 21 April 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 28 April 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 5 May 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 25 May 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 1 July 1842

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 1 March 1843

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 14 June 1843

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
Text features the four Guinea Nigger Minstrels
 

National Theatre, 20 June 1843

Printer: D. Hooton, Printer
 

National Theatre, 18 September 1846

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 7 January 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 28 January 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 3 February 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 12 February 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 23 February 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 25 February 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 4 March 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 18 March 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 30 March 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
With small woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

National Theatre, 6 April 1847

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 28 January 1848

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of Herr Cline pushing a wheelbarrow up a tight rope
 

National Theatre, 21 December 1850

Printer: Hooton's Press
Text features Smith's Ethiopian Minstrels
 

National Theatre, 21 April 1851

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 31 December 1852

Printer: Hooton's Press
 

National Theatre, 20 September 1854

Printer: Times Job Office - Roberts & Farwells, Printers
 

National Theatre, 11 June 1855

Printer: Times U.S. Job Printing Establishment - J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Proprietors
 

National Theatre, 12 June 1855

Printer: Times U.S. Job Printing Establishment - J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Proprietors
 

National Theatre, 29 May 1857

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell & G. Forrest, Printers
Folder 7

Northeast - Massachusetts - Boston - Miscellaneous 1842-1893

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Alhambra Pavilion (adjoining the Grand Coliseum), 14 June 1869

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Steam Job Printer
Text features Trowbridge & Hart's Star Combination
 

Beethoven Hall, 18 October 1875

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With woodcut image of minstrel performers from Buckley's Serenaders
 

Beethoven Hall, 6 March 1876

Printer: Cameron & Co's Theatrical Printing House
Text features Callender's Famous Georgia Minstrels
 

Beethoven Hall, 25 September [1876]

Printer: Boston Job Print
Text features Little Mac's California Minstrels
 

Boston Academy of Music, 3 September 1860

Printer: J.H. Eastburn's Press
 

Eagle Theatre (Sudbury Street), 1 September [1852]

Printer: Times Job Press--J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printers
 

Globe, 29 August [1872]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With small woodcut image of the planet Earth in the sky; text features Emerson's California Minstrels
 

Globe, 22 February 1873

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With small woodcut image of the planet Earth in the sky
 

Goodall & Olwine's American Theatre, 1 April 1853

Printer: Times Job Press--J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printers
 

Howard Athenaeum, 21 November 1851

Printer: Mail Steam Cylinder Printing House
 

Howard Athenaeum, 25-27 February 1861

Printer: F.A. Searle, Steam Job Printer
 

Howard Athenaeum, 9 May 1861

Printer: F.A. Searle, Steam Job Printer
 

Howard Athenaeum, [August 1861]

Printer: F.A. Searle's Plain and Ornamental Job Printing Establishment
Text features the show "Seven Sisters" and the "Female Minstrels"
 

Howard Athenaeum, 27 May 1862

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Steam Job Printers
 

Howard Athenaeum, 5 June 1862

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Steam Job Printers
 

Howard Athenaeum, 31 January [1863]

Printer: F.A. Searle printer
 

Howard Athenaeum, 13 August 1863

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell U.S. Mammoth Printing House
 

Howard Athenaeum, 20 September [1869]

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Printer
 

Howard Athenaeum, 5 October 1874

Printer: Boston Job Print
 

Howard Athenaeum, 2 May [1881]

Printer: What Cheer Show Printing House
With wood cut image of scenes from an Uncle Tom's Cabin play featuring Minnie Foster
 

Lyceum Theatre, 1 May [1893]

Printer: Riverside Printing Co., Printers and Engravers, 218-220 Third St., Milwaukee
With woodcut image of a portrait of a young woman "La Belle Creole" of Sam T. Jack's Creole Co.
 

Melodeon, 27 April 1860

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Printers
 

Music Hall, 8 January 1856

Printer: Hooton's Press
With woodcut image of the Hoffer Family of musicians in historical costume
 

Music Hall, 3-4 June 1864

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell Steam Job Printing Office
With woodcut image of the Carter Zouave Troupe
 

Ordway Hall, 28 September 1855

Printer: Times U.S. Job Office - J.H. & F.F. Farwells' Proprietors
Text features Ordway's Aeolians
 

Robinson's Eagle Theatre, 13 July 1853

Printer: Times Job Office- J.H. & F.F. Farwell, Printers
With woodcut image of a portrait of presumably of actor Mrs. W.J. Florence in character
 

Theatre Comique, [1869]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Text features "Forty Thieves" with Ada Harland
 

Tremont Theatre, 3 November 1842

Printer: Eastburn's Press
 

Willard's Howard Athenaeum, 2 December 1863

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printing Establishment
 

Willard's National Theatre, 23 October 1856

Printer: Times Job Press
Folder 8

Northeast - Massachusetts - New Bedford - Miscellaneous 1866-1870

 

New Bedford, Massachusetts

 

Liberty Hall, 12 February 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Plain and Ornamental Job Printer
Text features Buckley's Serenaders
 

Liberty Hall, 21-23 February 1866

Printer: J.H. & F.F. Farwell Printing Office
 

Liberty Hall, 23 May [1866]

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers
Text features Boyce & Mudge's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 6 June [1866]

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers
 

Liberty Hall, 11 June 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Text features Buckley's Serenaders
 

Liberty Hall, 12 September 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 12-13 March [1867]

With woodcut images of minstrel performers for La Rue's Carnival Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 8 April [1867]

Printer: Providence Press Co., Printers
With a woodcut image of a minstrel from Skiff & Gaylord's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 20 April 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Plain and Ornamental Job Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 20 April 1867

Printer: F.A. Searle, Plain and Ornamental Job Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 17 July [1867]

With woodcut images of two minstrel performers for Dick Sands Combination and Brass Band
 

Liberty Hall, 13 September 1867

Text features the New York Comedy, Burlesque and Dramatic Company directed by Ella La Rue in the "Hidden Hand"
 

Liberty Hall, 5-8 November 1867

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers.
 

Liberty Hall, 17 January 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 3 February 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 5 February [1868?]

Printer: Citizen & News press, Knapp & Morey, Proprietors
Text features Bidwell & Locke's Dramatic Company and the play "Nobody's Daughter"
 

Liberty Hall, 19 February 1868

Printer: Lunt & Goodwillie, Steam Job Printers
 

Liberty Hall, 25 March [1868?]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Text features Bidwell & Locke's Mammoth Dramatic Company and the play "Gipsey Queen"
 

Liberty Hall, 2 April [1868]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 25 April [1868]

With woodcut images of musical instruments, minstrel performers, and two head-and-shoulder portraits presumably of Ben Cotton and Sam Sharpley of Ben Cotton and Sam Sharpley's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 21-22 May 1868

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers.
 

Liberty Hall, 24-27 June 1868

Text features Lon Morris' Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 20 July 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 18 August [1868]

Printer: Mercury Steam Job Press
 

Liberty Hall, 16 November 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 7 December 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 16 December 1868

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 18 March 1869

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers
Text features the Amateur Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 14 May 1869

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers
Text features the Amateur Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 9 July [1869]

With woodcut images of minstrel performers and a head-and-shoulder portrait of Samuel Sharpley of Sam. Sharpley's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 14 September 1869

Printer: F.A. Searle, Job Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 19 November [1869]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Printers and Engravers
 

Liberty Hall, 9 December [1869]

 

Liberty Hall, 31 December 1869

 

Liberty Hall, 22 February [1870?]

Printer: Mercury Press
Text features the Mowatt Dramatic Association in the temperance drama "Ten Nights in a Bar Room" for the benefit of the New Bedford Reform Club
 

Liberty Hall, 2 March [1870]

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Steam Job Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 12 April [1870]

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Printer
With woodcut images of head-and-shoulder portraits presumably of comedians Harry Bloodgood and Johnny Wild of the Great Star Troupe from the Howard Athenaeum, Boston
 

Liberty Hall, 14 April 1870

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 21-23 June [1870?]

Printer: Mercury Job Press
Text features the play "Summer Boy; Or, The Battle of Shiloh"
 

Liberty Hall, 29 September [1870]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Printers and Engravers
 

Liberty Hall, 9 December 1870

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
Folder 9

Northeast - Massachusetts - New Bedford - Miscellaneous 1871-October [1874]

 

New Bedford, Massachusetts

 

Liberty Hall, 21 February 1871

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Printer
With woodcut image of a young heartbroken woman behind a garden wall with two lovers on the other side
 

Liberty Hall, 21 February 1871

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 9 March [1871?]

Text features J.E. Owens in "Married" Life and "Solon Shingle"
 

Liberty Hall, 6 April [1871]

Printer: A.M. Lunt, Printer
Text features Lottie Davis' Female Combination and Olio Company
 

Liberty Hall, 10-11 May [1871]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Printers and Engravers
 

Liberty Hall, 30-31 May [1871]

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 30 November [1871]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Printers and Engravers
 

Liberty Hall, 22 December [1871?]

With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of Frank Mayo in the play "Streets of New York"
 

Liberty Hall, 2 March [1872]

Printer: Franklin Office Print
 

Liberty Hall, 13 March [1872]

Printer: James Reilley, Printer and Engraver
 

Liberty Hall, 14-16 March 1872

Printer: Ledger Job Print
With woodcut image of the "Green Monster" with a bat, hot air balloon, and fighting in an arena for the Martinetti-Ravel Troupe of French Artists
 

Liberty Hall, 16 March 1872

Printer: Franklin Office Print
 

Liberty Hall, 21 March 1872

Printer: Walter F. Wheaton, Steam Book & Job Printer
Text features Harmonian Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 1-2 April [1872]

With woodcut portraits of comedians W.H. Delehanty and T.M. Hengler and musicians W.P. Spaulding and Georgie Dean Spaulding for Delehanty & Hengler's Mammoth Combination in conjunction with Spaulding's Bell Ringers
 

Liberty Hall, 15 April 1872

Text features Brimmer's Mammoth Variety Combination
 

Liberty Hall, 3-4 July 1872

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 10 September 1872

With woodcut portrait of actress Minnie Foster for the play "Mattie Madcap"
 

Liberty Hall, 25 December [1872]

Printer: Torrey Brothers, Printers
 

Liberty Hall, 1 January 1873

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 28 February and 1 March 1873

Printer: Mercury Job Press
 

Liberty Hall, 12 April 1873

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers.
Text features Bird & Russell Combination Troupe
 

Liberty Hall, 20 May [1873]

 

Liberty Hall, 25-27 September 1873

With woodcut images of characters and images from the "Mirror of Ireland"
 

Liberty Hall, 26 September [1873]

With woodcut images of a ship and a dancing man, "Dan the Guide," for McGill & Strong's Mirror of Ireland
 

Liberty Hall, 5 December 1873

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With woodcut image of a portrait of actress Lillie Wilkinson for "Gipsynan"
 

Liberty Hall, 15 January [1874]

With woodcut image of gymnasts and clowns for E.S. Washburn's Last Sensation: The Great Trip Artite
 

Liberty Hall, 15 January [1874]

With woodcut images of Native American Indians in warrior costumes for E.S. Washburn's Great Troupe of Warm Spring Indians
 

Liberty Hall, 27 January 1874

Text features Sturtevant's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 3 March 1874

With woodcut image in the title of a devil and woman for Howard, Langrishe and Carle's "Black Crook"
 

Liberty Hall, 13 April 1874

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With woodcut images of characters and musicians from Moore & Fletcher's Genuine Ethiopian Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 21 May 1874

Printer: Standard Steam Press
 

Liberty Hall, 25 August [1874]

Printer: F.A. Searle
 

Liberty Hall, 17 September 1874

Printer: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Woodcut images of three scenes from the "The Black Fiend"
 

Liberty Hall, 30 October [1874]

Printer: Mercury Press
Text features the Kemble Dramatic Club in "Beggar's Petition"
Folder 10

Northeast - Massachusetts - New Bedford - Miscellaneous November 1874-1885

 

New Bedford, Massachusetts

 

Liberty Hall, 26 November 1874

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
With woodcut image of a portrait of actor Ettie Henderson for "Pet of the Petticoats"
 

Liberty Hall, 9 January 1875

Printer: Standard Print
 

Liberty Hall, 14 April 1875

Printer: Standard Print
With woodcut image of a portrait presumably of singer and comedian Belle LaTour of the Hussey Constellation
 

Liberty Hall, 26 May [1875]

Printer: Boston Job Print
 

Liberty Hall, 27 September 1875

Printer: Jacksons' Printing House
With a woodcut image of musical instruments for Bryant's Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 29 October 1875

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 29 December [1875?]

Text features S.C. France in "Marked for Life"
 

Liberty Hall, 23 February 1876

Printer: F.A. Searle, Printer
 

Liberty Hall, 26 February 1876

Printer: Standard Press
 

Liberty Hall, 7 March 1876

 

Liberty Hall, 14 March 1876

Printer: Boston Job Print
With woodcut image of a group portrait of the Berger Family of musicians and their instruments.
 

Liberty Hall, 23 March [1876]

Printer: Ledger Job Print (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 

Liberty Hall, 13 April [1876?]

Printer: Calhoun Printing Works
With woodcut image of men with swords decorating title of play "Female 40 Thieves" with T. Chas. Howard
 

Liberty Hall, 6 May 1876

Printer: Standard Steam Press
 

Liberty Hall, 26 February [1877]

Printer: Calhoun Printing Works
 

Liberty Hall, 8 March [1877?]

Printer: Providence Press Company, Printers
Text featuring Sothern in "Our American Cousin"
 

Liberty Hall, 5 September [1877]

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
With a woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait presumably of Chas. Callender, manager of Callender's Famous Georgia Minstrels
 

Liberty Hall, 28 February [1878]

Printer: Samuel Booth & Co. Printers and Engravers
Text features a gladiatorial tournament with wrestling bears
 

Liberty Hall, 14 November [1879?]

Text features Kate Claxton in "Double Marriage"
 

Liberty Hall, 17 February 1880

 

Liberty Hall, 30 June [1885]

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Show Printers
With a woodcut image of a female minstrel performer holding a box with a head-and-shoulder portrait of Charles H. Duprez of Duprez & Benedict's Gigantic Original New Orleans Minstrels and Brass Band.
 

Pierian Hall, 13 June 1866

Printer: F.A. Searle, Steam Job Printer
With woodcut image of a portrait of comedian William B. Brown
 

Pierian Hall, 16-17 October [1871]

Text features the Mowatt Dramatic Association in "Under the Gaslight" for the "Benefit of the Chicago Sufferers"
 

Pierian Hall, 24 March 1873

Printer: E. Anthony & Sons, Printers.
Folder 11

Northeast - New York (State) - Albany - Miscellaneous 1849-[1874]

 

Albany, New York

 

Albany Female Academy, 18 October 1849

Printer: Weed, Parsons & Co.'s Print
Text features concert of James M. Warner
 

Albany Museum, 27 July 1850

Printer: Albany Morning Express Office - H.D. Stone, Printer
 

Albany Museum, 12 November 1852

Printer: Morning Express Office
 

Albany Theatre, 14 January [1853]

Printer: Albany Morning Express Office
 

Albany Theatre, 18 June 1855

Printer: Henry D. Stone, Printer
 

Association Hall, 13 February 1855

Text features amateur concert in aid of the funds of the Grace Church, Albany … under the direction of George Wm. Warren
 

Association Hall, 7 March 1853

Printer: Knickerbocker Print
Text features the New Orleans Opera Troupe
 

Capitol Theatre, [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
Text features Mary Mitchell Albaugh and Mr. J.W. Albaugh in "Eustache"
 

Capitol Theatre, [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
Text features Mary Mitchell Albaugh and Mr. J.W. Albaugh in "Henry Dunbar"
 

Capitol Theatre, [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
Text features Kate Raymond in "Waifs of New York"
 

Capitol Theatre, 31 August [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 4 September 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 7 September 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 11-13 September [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 20 September 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 21-23 September 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, [23-25 September 1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 25 September 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, [2-7 October 1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 13 October [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, [14 October 1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 17 October 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 17 November 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 20 November [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 21 November [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 23 November 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 24 November 1871

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 27 November [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 1 December [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 2 December [1871]

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Capitol Theatre, 27 April 1872

Printer: Van Benthuysen Printing House
 

Conner's Theatre (Green Street), 14 April 1853

Printer: Knickerbocker Print
 

Theatre Comique (83 Green St.), 30 March [1874?]

Printer: Argus Co. Print
 

Van Vechten Hall, 8 April 1850

Printer: Weed, Parsons & Co.'s print
Text features concert of Miss Electa Cone
Folder 12

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Bowery Theatre and New Bowery Theatre 1839-1873

 

New York, New York

 

Bowery Theatre, 17 May 1839

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

Bowery Theatre, 21 June [1839]

Printer: Thomas Snowden
 

Bowery Theatre, 24 July [1839]

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

Bowery Theatre, 26 July [1839]

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

Bowery Theatre, 16 October 1839

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

Bowery Theatre, 22 July 1840

 

Bowery Theatre, 23 September 1840

 

Bowery Theatre, 3 May 1841

 

Bowery Theatre, 17 May 1841

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

Bowery Theatre, 25 October 1841

 

Bowery Theatre, 28 October 1847

With woodcut image of eagles and ships and text for a benefit of W. Marshall in "Capt. Kyd"
 

Bowery Theatre, 5 May 1854

 

Bowery Theatre, 16 June 1857

Printer: Herald Print
 

New Bowery Theatre (between Hester and Canal Streets), 31 October 1859

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 19 June 1860

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 20 June 1860

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 21 June 1860

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 4 July 1860

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 14 July 1860

Printer: Herald Print
 

Bowery Theatre, 19 October 1860

Printer: New York Herald Job Office
 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 20 January 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 22 January 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 23 January 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 11 February 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 2 March 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 4 March 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 5 March 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor), 28 April 1864

 

New Bowery Theatre (J. W. Lingard, sole proprietor) (newspaper clipping), 2 November 1865

 

Bowery Theatre, 10-11 July 1867

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Engravers and Steam Job Printers
 

Bowery Theatre, 22 August 1868

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Bowery Theatre, 12 January 1869

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Bowery Theatre, 24 August [1870]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
Text features J.W. Lingard Memorial Testimonial
 

Bowery Theatre, 23 January 1871

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
With four woodcut images of clowns performing and two alligators eating two men
 

Bowery Theatre, 6 February 1871

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
With four woodcut images of clowns performing and two alligators eating two men
 

Bowery Theatre, 8 September 1873

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
Folder 13

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Niblo's 1838-1880

 

New York, New York

 

Niblo's Garden 4 July 1838

Printer: New York Herald Job Office
 

Niblo's 13 October 1845

Printer: T. Snowden
 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 19 September [1848]

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 26 September [1848]

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 29 September [1848]

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 4 October [1848]

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 6 October [1848]

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 10 October 1848

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 13 October 1848

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 16 October 1848

 

Niblo's (Astor Place. Broadway) 25 October [1848]

 

Niblo's Garden 11 June [1851]

 

Niblo's Garden 5 August [1853]

 

Niblo's Garden 7 August 1855

 

Niblo's 27 June 1856

 

Niblo's Saloon, 22 December 1859

Printer: Herald Print
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of George Christy bordered by two black cherubs and minstrel characters
 

Niblo's Garden [1860]

Text featuring a grand equestrian and gymnastic display with "The Amateurs" in the "Living Pyramids"
 

Niblo's Garden [1860]

Text featuring the last five nights of Nixon's Equestrian Troupe.
 

Niblo's Garden 13 August 1860

 

Niblo's Garden 29 December 1862

With woodcut image of flying angels and text featuring "Faust and Marguerite"
 

Niblo's Garden (newspaper clipping) 20 February 1863

 

Niblo's Garden 11 May 1863

 

Niblo's Garden 23 March [1870]

Handbill titled "The Lorgnette. Extra."
 

Niblo's Garden Theatre 21 June [1880]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
Folder 14

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Palmo's New York Opera House 1844-1845

 

New York, New York

 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 15 May [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 17 May [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 20 May [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 22 May [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 24 May 1844

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 27 May [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 3 June [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New-York Opera House, 5 June [1844]

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 30 September [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 5 October [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 10 October [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 14 October [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 18 November [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 20 November [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 22 November [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 27 November [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 29 November [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 2 December [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 6 December [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 9 December [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 11 December [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 13 December [1844]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 21 December [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 28 December [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 31 December [1844]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 3-4 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 9-10 January [1845]

 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 16 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 18 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 22 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 24 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
 

Palmo's New York Opera House, 25 January [1845]

Printer: Herald Book and Job Printing Office
Folder 15

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Theatre Comique [1868]-1876

 

New York, New York - Theatre Comique

 

Theatre Comique, [8 June 1868]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 28 June [1869]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 6 September 1869

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 14 March 1870

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, April 1871

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, May [1871]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 13 November [1871]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 25 March [1872]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 22 April [1872]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, [3 June 1872]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 1 September [1873]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 8 September [1873]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 19 January [1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 9 March [1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, [10 August 1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 10 August [1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 14 September [1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 21 September [1874]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Theatre Comique, 22 February [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 1 March [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 26 April [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 3 May [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 22 November [1875] [fragment]

 

Theatre Comique, 29 November [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 6 December [1875]

 

Theatre Comique, 13 December [1875]

 

Theatre Comique, 20 December [1875]

Printer: Richardson and Foos Printers
 

Theatre Comique, 11 September 1876

 

Theatre Comique, 18 September 1876

Printer: Cameron & Co.
Folder 16

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Theatre Comique 1877-[1881]

 

New York, New York - Theatre Comique

 

Theatre Comique, 8 January 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 19 March 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 26 March 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 20 August [1877]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 29 October [1877]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 24 December [1877]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 31 December [1877]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 11 February 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 4 March 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 19 August 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 23 September 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 25 November 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 14 April 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 14 April 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 12 May 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 11 August [1879]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique (fragment), 11 August [1879]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 25 August 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 6 October 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 3 November 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 17 November 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 1 December 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 8 December 1879

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 2 February 1880

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 8 March 1880

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 9 August 1880

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 6 September 1880

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 6 September 1880

 

Theatre Comique, 20 September [1880]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Theatre Comique, 22 November [1880]

 

Theatre Comique, 29 November [1880]

 

Theatre Comique, 14 February [1881]

 

Theatre Comique, 21 March [1881]

Folder  17

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, A- Booth's Theatre 1833-1878

 

New York, New York

 

Abbey's Park Theatre (Broadway and 22nd Street), 11 October [1875]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Academy of Fun, 16 March [1868]

Printer: Blackwell's Print
 

Academy of Music, 4 July 1861

Printer: Herald Print
 

Academy of Music, 19 March 1874

Printer: Thitchener & Glastaeter, Printers
Text features a "Grand Charity Performance for the Benefit of the Poor of this City … School for Scandal"
 

Alhambra Pavilion (14th Street), 21 September [1863]

Printer: Torrey Brothers, Printers, Empire Steam Printing Establishment
With woodcut images of two performing horses and trainers
 

American Concert Hall (444 Broadway), [1860]

Printer: Purcell and Dutton Steam Job Printer and Engravers
 

American Concert Hall (444 Broadway), [1861]

Printer: Herald Print
 

American Theatre Bowery, 2 October 1833

Printer: J.W. Bell, Printer
 

American Theatre Bowery, 14 December 1835

 

American Theatre Bowery, 15 April 1836

Printer: Jared W. Bell, Printer
 

American Theatre Bowery, 16 May 1836

Printer: Jared W. Bell, Printer
 

Art-Union Concert Hall (497 Broadway), [1859]

Printer: Jno. E. Bacon, Engraver and Steam Printer
 

Astor Place Opera House (Astor Place Theatre), 3 October [1849]

Printer: J.W. Bell, Printer
 

Booth's Theatre, 10 April 1876

Printer: Metropolitan Printing Company
With woodcut image of a scene on a harbor dock of the "Departure of King Henry & Fleet from Southampton" from Act 1 of "Henry V"
 

Booth's Theatre, 28 October [1878]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving
 

Booth's Theatre, 16 December 1878

Printer: Boston Job Print
Text features Stetson's Evangeline Combination
Folder  18

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, Boudoir Pantheon - D, 1841-1877

 

New York, New York

 

Boudoir Pantheon, [May 1861]

Printer: T.B. Harrison & Co., Printers
 

Bowery Opera House (201 Bowery), 22 March [1875]

Printer: Cameron & Co.
 

Broadway Theatre, 16 May 1848

Printer: J.W. Bell, Printer
 

Broadway Theatre, 12 December 1855

Printer: Howard F. Snowden
 

Brooklyn Institute Brooklyn (New York, New York), 29 March [1869]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley Printers and Engravers
With woodcut images of comedian Wm. B. Harrison and juggler T.H. Williams performing
 

Brooklyn Opera House, 5 June 1871

Printer: Daily Eagle Print
Text features Welch, Hughes & White's Brooklyn Minstrels
 

Brougham's Lyceum, 16 May [1851]

 

Buckley's Opera House (539 Broadway), 20 January [1855]

Text features Buckely's Serenaders in "Cinderella"
 

Buckley's Opera House (539 Broadway), 12 March 1855

Text features Buckely's Serenaders in "Lucia di Lammermoor"
 

Buckley's Serenaders (585 Broadway), 30 May [1857]

Printer: Herald Print
 

Butler's American Theatre, [1867]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Campbell's Minstrel Hall (199 and 201 Bowery), 27 June 1864

Text features the Campbell Minstrels; broadside for "Fox's Old Bowery Theatre," 26 July 1862, pasted to verso
 

Canterbury Concert Hall (late Mozart Hall), [August 1860]

Printer: New York Herald Job Office
 

Canterbury Music Hall, [December 1861]

Printer: Herald Print
Text features the Canterbury Minstrels
 

Chateau Mabille Varieties, 2 October 1876

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
With woodcut images of dancers with two women lifting their skirts to show their ankles for "Scenes of Exciting Parisian Gaiety"
 

Chatham Theatre, 29 January 1841

Printer: Wm. Applegate, Printer
 

Chatham Theatre, 15 November 1842

Printer: Herald Printing Office
 

Chatham Theatre, 25 January 1843

 

Geo. Christy & Wood's Minstrels (472 Broadway), 3 September 1855

 

Geo. Christy & Wood's Minstrels (New Hall 444 Broadway), 26 November [1855]

 

Columbia Opera House, 15 March 1875

Printer: Logan & Forbes, Steam Book and Job Printers
 

Comique (Broadway, Cor. 4th Street, Williamsburgh), 30 April 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
 

Daly's New 5th Avenue Theatre (Daly's New Fifth Avenue Theatre), 21 January 1873

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Daly's New 5th Avenue Theatre (Daly's New Fifth Avenue Theatre) (fragment with handwritten note), 21 January 1873

 

Dietrich's Columbia Casino Concert Garden (N.E. Cor. 110th Street and Broadway) 25 June 1900

Printer: Record and Guide Press
Folder  19

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, E - Globe Theatre 1836-1877

 

New York, New York

 

Edwards' Opera House Brooklyn (New York, New York), 19 June [1867]

Printer: Brooklyn Daily Times Print
 

Egyptian Hall, 8 January 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of dancer Cora Bartine, "The French Minuet," and a scene with the pyramids, an elephant, and camels
 

Egyptian Hall, 9 March 1877

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers and Engravers
Text features a "Grand Complimentary Benefit … to J. Chas. Davis"; with woodcut image of a star and a scene with the pyramids, an elephant, and camels
 

Fifth Avenue Opera House (5th Avenue Opera House), 11 December 1865

With woodcut images of whiteface minstrels for George Christy's Minstrels
 

14th Street Theatre (Fourteenth Street Theatre) (newspaper clipping), 11 October 1886

 

Fox's Old Bowery Theatre, 26 July 1862

Printer: Herald Print
Broadside pasted to verso of broadside for Campbell's Minstrel Hall, 27 June 1864, and filed under "C"
 

Fox's Old Bowery Theatre, 24-25 May [1866]

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Engravers and Printers
 

Franklin Museum (127 Grand Street), [1856]

Printer: Cameron's Steam Printing Office
With woodcut image of the "Three Graces" statue
 

Franklin Theatre, Chatham-Square, 15 April 1836

Printer: Jared W. Bell, Printer
 

Globe Theatre, 3 October [1870]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Globe Theatre, 22 November [1875]

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Globe Theatre, 7 February 1876

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Globe Theatre, [15 May] 1876

Printer: Metropolitan Print
Text features Thomas M. Hengler, the merry minstrel and the play "Ticket-of-Leave-Man"
Folder  20

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, Grand Opera House - M 1840-[1894]

 

New York, New York

 

Grand Opera House, 4 December 1876

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Grand Opera House, 29-31 January [1877]

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Grand Opera House, 28 October 1878

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Grand Street Hall (127 Grand Street), [1855]

Printer: Cameron's Steam Presses
With woodcut image of minstrel performers engraved by Avery
 

Hall (New York and Boston Dioramic Association), approximately 1841

The Hall is identified as at the corner of Broadway and Chambers streets; with woodcut image of the battle between the ships the Constitution and the Guierrier
 

Hitchcock's National Concert Hall (172 New Canal Street), [approximately 1860]

 

Hooley & Campbell's Opera House (585 Broadway), 13 August 1860

Printer: New York Herald Job Office
Text features Hooley & Campbell's Minstrels
 

Hooley & Campbell's Minstrel Hall (199 and 201 Bowery), 17 January 1865

Text features the Great Combination Company of minstrels
 

Hope Chapel, [1855?]

Printer: Frank Farwell & Co.
Text features a panoramic tableaux and lecture on the Life of the Saviour by Jos. Kyle, assisted by Mr. Boyle & Dallas
 

La Farge's Metropolitan Theatre, 29 August [1855]

 

Lyceum Theatre (Broadway, near Broome Street), 14 June [1852]

 

Lyceum Theatre (14th Street and Sixth Avenue), 14 December 1874

Printer: Metropolitan Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Lyceum Theatre, 31 March [1875]

Printer: Metropolitan Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Mechanics' Hall (472 Broadway), 25 April 1851

With woodcut image of a minstrels performing a burlesque opera scene from Christy's Minstrels
 

Melodeon (539 Broadway), [26 January 1861]

Printer: New York Herald Job Office
 

Miner's 8th Avenue (Miner's Eighth Avenue Theatre), 23 April [1894]

Printer: Richard K. Fox, Show Printer and Engraver
With woodcut image of dancing performers from the English Rose Hill Folly Company
 

Mitchell's Olympic Theatre, 2 December 1840

Printer: W. Applegate, Printer
 

Mitchell's Olympic Theatre, 29 May 1841

Printer: W. Applegate, Printer
 

Mitchell's Olympic Theatre, 22 February 1842

Printer: Wm Applegate's Steam Press
 

Mitchell's Olympic Theatre, 9 April 1842

Printer: Wm Applegate's Steam Presses
 

Matt Morgan's Lyceum Theatre, 10 April [1876]

Printer: Metropolitan Print
Folder  21

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, N-O [1834]-1888

 

New York, New York

 

National Theatre, 2 October [1838]

 

National Theatre, 4 October [1838]

 

National Theatre, 11 October [1838]

 

National Theatre, 18 October [1838]

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

National Theatre, 16 January 1839

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

National Theatre, 23 January 1839

Printer: Thomas Snowden, Printer
 

National Theatre, 8 November 1839

 

National Theatre [Purdy's National Theatre], 9 November 1853

Text features the play "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
 

National Theatre, 23 May 1854

With woodcut images of a scene with a dog from "The Highland Drover" and a monkey shooting guns from "The Three Thieves"
 

National Theatre [Purdy's National Theatre], 5 February 1855

Printer: J.G. Cameron's Printing Office
 

National Theatre [Purdy's National Theatre], 26 June 1855

Printer: J.G. Cameron's Steam Presses
Text features the play "1995, Or, 100 years hence"
 

New York Museum, 15 September 1888

Printer: Richard K. Fox, Show Printer & Engraver
 

New-York Theatre (Charlton Street), 2 December [1834]

Printer: W. Applegate, Printer
 

Olympic Novelty Theatre, 30 March 1874

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Olympic Novelty Theatre, 6 April 1874

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Olympic Theatre, [1868]

Printer: Metropolitan Printing and Engraving Establishment
Text features G.L. Fox's "Humpty Dumpty"
 

Olympic Theatre, 23 December 1873

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
 

Olympic Theatre, 29 March 1875

Printer: Metropolitan Printing and Engraving Establishment
Folder  22

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, P-R 1847-[1887]

 

New York, New York

 

Parisian Varieties, 3 June 1876

Printer: Metropolitan Print
With woodcut images of a human eye and ear
 

Parisian Varieties, 30 September 1876

Printer: Metropolitan Print
With woodcut images of a young woman in the title and a fountain
 

Parisian Varieties, 4 November 1876

Printer: Metropolitan Print
With woodcut image of a young woman in the title
 

Park Theatre, 26 April 1847

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Parker's American Theatre, 11 September 1882

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
With woodcut image of a portrait of comedian Harry Montague
 

Parker's American Theatre, 18 September 1882

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
 

Parker's American Theatre, 25 September 1882

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
 

Parker's American Theatre, 2 October 1882

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printers
 

Tony Pastor's Opera House (201 Bowery), 20 October 1873

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical Printing & Engraving Establishment
 

Tony Pastor's Theatre (585 and 587 Broadway), 4 August 1879

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing Office
 

Tony Pastor's Theatre, 14 March [1887]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
Text features Tony Pastor's New Grand Comp'y including soubrette May Howard and Al Fostell and Florence Emmett
 

Perham's Burlesque Opera House, 20 December 1854

Printer: Frank Farwell & Co., Job Printers
 

Perham's Burlesque Opera House, 17 March 1855

Text features the Mammoth Ethiopian Burlesque Opera Troupe
 

Perham's Burlesque Opera House, 3 May [1855]

 

Perham's Burlesque Opera House, 1 June 1855

 

Robinson's Hall, 24 May 1875

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Robinson's Hall, 24 May 1875

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
Folder  23

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, S-U 1849-[approximately 1897]

 

New York, New York

 

St. Charles Theatre, Bowery, 29 April 1853

 

St. James Theatre, 11 November [1878]

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Santa Claus (596 Broadway), approximately 1858

Text features M'lle Leslie and the Santa Claus Minstrels
 

Society Library Room, 6 November 1849

Printer: Tribune Steam Job Printing Office
Text features a vocal and instrumental concert of Mr. J. L. Hatton with Fanny Frazer
 

Teatro Italiano, [approximately 1897]

Text in Italian; with photograph of an unidentified man associated with the play "Danimarca Amleto"
 

34th St. Opera House (Thirty-Fourth Street Opera House), 10 April [1876]

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Theatrical and Show Printer
 

34 St. Theatre (34th Street Theatre or Thirty-Fourth Street Theatre), [April 1872]

Printer: Cameron &Co., Steam Theatrical Printers & Engravers
Text features Miss Polly Daly and her Female Minstrels
 

Tivoli Theatre, 18 October 1875

Printer: Cameron & Co's, Mammoth Printing & Engraving Establishment
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 25 March 1878

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 1 July 1878

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 15 July 1878

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 5 August [1878]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 19 August [1878]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 24 February 1879

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
With woodcut image of portrait of singer Lena Aberle signed "J.F. Sullivan, N.Y."
 

Tivoli Theatre (Aberle's Tivoli Theatre), 7 April [1879]

Printer: Richardson & Foos, Printers
 

Turkish Hall (720 Broadway), [1864]

With woodcut image of performers in Turkish costumes for "Oscanyan's Oriental Entertainment"
 

Union Square Theatre, [1874]

Printer: Seer's Engraving and Printing Establishment
With woodcut image of a scene in a ballroom with a woman fainting from the play "Led Astray" from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Folder  24

Northeast - New York (State) - New York City - Miscellaneous, W-Z 1852-1878

 

New York, New York

 

Wallack's Theatre, 16 November 1852

 

Wallack's Theatre, 27 January 1855

 

Wallack's Theatre, 3 March 1856

Printer: Howard F. Snowden, Printer
 

Wallack's, 28 February 1862

Printer: Herald Print
 

Wallack's, 13 April 1866

Printer: Clarry & Reilley, Printers and Engravers
 

Wallack's, 21 June 1872

Printer: James Reilley, Printer and Engraver
 

Wallack's, 19 March 1874

 

Wallack's, 1 June 1874

Printer: S. Booth, Theatrical Engraver and Printer
 

West Side Theatre, 8 April 1878

Printer: Cameron & Co. Steam Printers
 

Charley White's Opera (598 Broadway), [July 1860]

Printer: W.S. Randolph, Printer
Text features the Opera Serenaders
 

Winter Garden, 23 January 1860

Printer: Herald Print
Text features Matilda Heron in Lesbia
 

Winter Garden (newspaper clipping), 4 March 1861

 

Winter Garden, [14 January 1862]

Printer: Herald Print
 

Winter Garden, 12 May 1862

Printer: Herald Print
 

Winter Garden, 25 June [1862]

Printer: Herald Print
 

Winter Garden, 4 August 1862

Printer: Herald Print
 

Winter Garden, [12 January 1863]

Text features Cubas in "The Chimney Corner" and "The French Spy"
 

Winter Garden, 8-11 December 1862

 

Winter Garden, 4-5 March [1863]

 

Wood's Minstrels (444 Broadway), 7 November 1859

Printer: Herald Print
 

Wood's Museum, 6 October 1873

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
 

Wood's Museum, 3 November 1873

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
 

Wood's Museum, 12 January 1874

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
 

Wood's Museum, 6 April 1874

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
 

Wood's Museum, 2 May 1874

Printer: Cameron & Co., Steam Printers
 

Worrell Sisters' New York Theatre, 31 July 1867

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
 

Worrell Sisters' New York Theatre, 18 October 1867

Printer: Metropolitan Job Print
With woodcut image of a scene from "Esmeralda"
 

Worrell Sisters' New York Theatre, [May 1868]

Printer: Metropolitan Job Printing Establishment
Folder 25

Northeast - New York (State) - Troy - Troy Museum 1850-1855

 

Troy, New York

 

Troy Museum, 29 March 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press
With woodcut image of the musicians of the Nightingale Ethiopian Serenaders performing
 

Troy Museum, 30 May 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press
 

Troy Museum, 1 June 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press
 

Troy Museum, 5 October 1850

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Book and Job Printer
 

Troy Museum, 28 October 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur, Book and Job Printer
 

Troy Museum, 27 November 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur, Book and Job Printer
 

Troy Museum, 18 December 1850

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press Print
 

Troy Museum, 17 February 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press Print
 

Troy Museum, 26 February 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press Print
 

Troy Museum, 4 March 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press Print
 

Troy Museum, 5 March 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Press Print
 

Troy Museum, 24 May 1851

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Press
 

Troy Museum, 21 June 1851

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Press
 

Troy Museum, 7 July 1851

Printer: Johnson and Davis, Steam Press Printers
 

Troy Museum, 15 November 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 21 November 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 15 December 1851

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 16 February 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
With woodcut image of scene from "Death Token! Or the Fisherman and His Dogs" of fighting soldiers and a dog
 

Troy Museum, 3 March 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 6 March 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 17 March 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 25 March 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 17 May 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 12 June 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 17 June 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 22 June 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 29 June 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 30 June 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 1 July 1852

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 7 September 1852

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 7 October [1852]

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 8 October [1852]

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 20 November [1852]

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 5 May [1853]

Printer: Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Troy Museum, 31 January [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 1 May 1854

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
With woodcut image presumably of Mrs. W.J. Florence in character in "Yankee Gal!"
 

Troy Museum, 13 September [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 31 October [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 13 November [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 17 November [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 18 November [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 18 December [1854]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 4 January [1855]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 28 April [1855]

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 31 May 1855

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 1 June 1855

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
 

Troy Museum, 2 June 1855

Printer: Troy Daily Whig
Folder 26

Northeast - New York (State) - Troy - Miscellaneous [1847]-1874

 

Troy, New York

 

Ackers Variety Theatre, 14 September 1874

 

Harmony Hall, 19 March [1852]

Printer: Johnson & Davis, Steam Press Printers
 

Harmony Hall, 30-31 March [1854]

Printer: Steam Power Presses of the "Troy Daily Traveller"
Text features the Julian Burlesque Operatic Troupe
 

Morris Place Concert Hall, 12 July [1849]

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur, Printer
 

Rand's Hall, 22 January 1857

 

Rand's Hall, 23 February 1857

 

Seminary Examination Hall, 29 October [1847]

Printer: Kneelands' Steam Press
Text features the concert of Mr. Manvers
 

Troy Adelphi, 31 October 1855

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 8 November 1855

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 21 December 1855

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 26 December 1855

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 12 January 1856

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 31 March 1856

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 8 April 1856

Printer: Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 7 July 1856

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
Text features Buckley's Opera Troupe in "Cinderella"
 

Troy Adelphi, 8 July 1856

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
Text features Buckley's Opera Troupe in "Trovatore"
 

Troy Adelphi, 11 December 1856

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
 

Troy Adelphi, 10 January 1857

Printer: C.L. Mac Arthur's Steam Presses
Folder  27

Northeast - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Miscellaneous, A-E 1851-[approximately 1879?]

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Arch St. Opera House, 21 April [1873]

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Steam-Power Show Printers
With woodcut images of the front of the theatre and head-and-shoulder portraits presumably of Lew Simmons and E.N. Slocum of Simmons & Slocum Minstrels
 

Arch St. Theatre, 21 August 1852

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office
 

Arch St. Theatre, 11 November 1852

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office
 

Arch St. Theatre, 29 January 1853

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office
 

Arch St. Theatre (Wheatley and Drew's Arch St. Theatre), 12 February 1855

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office
 

Arch St. Theatre (Wheatley's Arch St. Theatre), 13 July 1858

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Office
Text features Ordway's Aeolians
 

Arch St. Theatre (Wheatley's Arch St. Theatre), 16 July 1858

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Office Text features Ordway's Aeolians with a benefit for comedians Jerry Bryant and Dan Bryant
 

Arch St. Theatre (Wheatley's Arch St. Theatre), 19 July 1858

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Office Text features Ordway's Aeolians with a benefit for comedian Eph. Horn
 

Arch St. Theatre (Wheatley's Arch St. Theatre), 23 July 1858

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Office Text features Ordway's Aeolians with a benefit for comedian John P. Ordway
 

Arch St. Theatre, 14 June 1859

Printer: U.S. Book and Job Printing Office
With woodcut image of minstrels performing for Morris Brothers, Pell & Trowbridge's Minstrels and Cow-Bell-O-Gians
 

Arch St. Theatre, 11 June 1860

With woodcut image of singers in historical costumes for the "Old Folks' Concert" and text featuring Morris Bro's, Pell & Trowbridge's Minstrels
 

Bijou Music Hall (607 Arch Street), [1863]

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Job Print
 

Chesnut St. Theatre (Chestnut Street Theatre), 12 May 1851

Printer: Scott's Printing Office
With woodcut image of a minstrel performer in blackface costume holding a bag labeled "Bruder Bones" for Horn Wells & Briggs' Ethiopian Serenaders
 

Eleventh St. Opera House (Eleventh Street Opera House), 23 March 1864

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Job Print
With woodcut images of minstrel performers for Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels
 

Eleventh St. Opera House (Eleventh Street Opera House), 15 April 1864

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Job Print
With woodcut images of minstrel performers for Carncross and Dixey's Minstrels
 

Enochs' Varieties, March [1877]

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Printers
 

Enochs' Varieties, 19 March 1877

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Printers
 

Enochs' Varieties, [approximately 1879?]

Folder  28

Northeast - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Miscellaneous, F-Z 1821-[1877]

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Fox's American Theatre, 2 August 1875

Printer: Ledger Job Print
 

Frank Rivers' Melodeon, 3 October 1861

Printer: U.S. Job Print
 

Friendship Hall (corner of Norris and Sepviva Sts.), 4 March 1873

Printer: West Brothers, Printers
 

Grand Central Variety Theatre (Walnut St., above Eighth), 2 February 1874

Printer: Ledger Job Print
 

Great International Music Hall, 23 April [1877]

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Show Printers
Text features the Gorman Brothers dancers and the Aeolian Minstrels
 

Hestonville Hall, 21 January 1871

Printer: Merrihew & Son, Steam-Power Job Printers
With woodcut image of a minstrel from the "Buffalo Boys' Combination"
 

Long's Southern Varieties (At the Museum, 758 South Third Street, below German), 2 June 1859

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Book and Job Printing Establishment
 

New American Theatre (Walnut Street, above Eighth), 1 January [1867]

Printer: Ledger Job Printing Establishment
Text features the "Ice King's Vow" directed by Tony Denier
 

Sanford's Opera House, 30 November 1857

Printer: Brown, Printer
With woodcut image of a minstrel performer with musical instruments at top
 

Sanford's Opera House, 2 November 1860

Printer: U.S. Book and Job Printing Office With woodcut images of black cherubs and text featuring Sanford's Opera Troupe and a benefit of A.J. Talbott
 

Sharpley's Opera House, 8 August 1864

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Job Printing Office
With woodcut image of the head of a blackface minstrel for Sharpley's Minstrels and Operatic Burlesque Troupe
 

Theatre (Walnut Street Theatre), 27 November 1821

 

Theatre (Walnut Street Theatre), 1 January 1822

 

Theatre (Walnut Street Theatre), 2 January 1822

 

Walnut Street Theatre, 17 February 1855

Printer: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office
 

Walnut Street Theatre, 8 June 1863

Printer: U.S. Job Print
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait presumably of M.C. Campbell of Campbell's Minstrels and Brass Band
 

Walnut Street Theatre, 8 January 1864

Printer: U.S. Job Print
 

Walnut Street Theatre (fragment), 16-18 January [1865]

 

Walnut Street Theatre (fragment), 6 February 1865

 

Walnut Street Theatre, 16 February 1865

Printer: U.S. Steam-Power Job Print
With woodcut image of two pointing hands
 

Series II. Middle West [1827]-1889

Physical Description: 62 items in 4 oversize folders

Arrangement

The Midwestern broadsides are organized alphabetically in four oversize folders first by state and city and then by theatre name.
  • Illinois and Iowa - Miscellaneous, [1863]-1877 (18 items)
  • Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin - Miscellaneous, [1827]-1889 (16 items)
  • Ohio - Miscellaneous, [1832]-[1879] (28 items)
Folder  29

Middle West - Illinois and Iowa - Miscellaneous [1863]-1877

 

Chicago, Illinois

 

Adelphi, 13 February [1875]

Printer: National Printing Co., Printers
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman captioned "Adelphi Valentine Matinee"
 

Adelphi Theatre, 15 March [1875]

Printer: National Printing Co., Show Printers
 

Hooley's Theatre, 11 October 1875

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Print
Text features the California Minstrels
 

Hooley's Theatre, 31 January 1876

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Print
Text features the California Minstrels
 

Hooley's Theatre, 6 March 1876

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Print
Text features the California Minstrels
 

Hooley's Theatre, 20 March 1876

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Print
Text features the California Minstrels
 

Hooley's New Chicago Theatre, 18 September [1876]

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Show Print
Text features Hooley's Minstrels
 

Kerwin's Melodeon Concert Hall (116 Dearborn St.), 7 September [1863]

Printer: Chicago Times Print
 

New Chicago Theatre, 15 November [1875]

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Mammoth Show Printing Establishment
Text features Kelly & Leon's Minstrels
 

Turner Hall (North Side), 17 September 1876

Printer: Justus Loehr, Printer
Text features a sacred concert by the Great Western Light Guard Band, conducted by Joseph Clauder
 

Mattoon, Illinois

 

Opera House (Mattoon, Illinois), 2 December [1875]

Printer: Cameron & Co's Steam Printing Establishment
With woodcut images of head-and-shoulder portraits of performers with Madame Rentz's Female Minstrels and Mlle Marie DelaCour's Parisian Troupe of Can-Can Dancers
 

Ottawa, Illinois

 

Opera House, 20 December [1875]

Printer: Detroit Daily Post Show Printing House
 

Opera House, 10-11 January [1876]

Printer: Chicago Evening Journal Print
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of actor Frank E. Aiken in costume as "Van the Virginian"
 

Opera House, 20 February 1877

Printer: Chas. E. Ware & Co., Printers
 

Dubuque, Iowa

 

Athenaeum, 24 July 1869

Printer: Times Print
 

Keokuk, Iowa

 

Gibbons' Opera House, 3 November 1873

Printer: Constitution Print
Text features a grand concert for the benefit of the Memphis Sufferers directed by Prof. Reps
Folder  30

Middle West - Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin - Miscellaneous [1827]-1889

 

Detroit, Michigan

 

Beller's Detroit Concert Hall, 31 May 1859

 

Beller's Detroit Concert Hall, 20 June [1859]

Printer: Detroit Daily Tribune Print
 

Coliseum (Michigan Avenue, opp. City Hall) (fragment), 8 December 1879

With woodcut image of a bar room brawl scene from the play "True Blue"starring Helen Coleman
 

East Saginaw, Michigan

 

Bordwell's Opera House, 9 December [1878]

Printer: "Daily Courier" Job Print
 

Saint Paul, Minnesota

 

New Olympic Theatre, 28 October 1889

Printer: Dispatch Printing Co., Show Printers
Text features Belle Clifton and her Gaiety Company
 

Opera House (James A. Oates & Co., managers), 9-10 August 1869

Printer: Pioneer Print
 

St. Joseph, Missouri

 

Tootle's Opera House, 23 June [1884]

Printer: Pitkin & Vaughan Company, Show Printers
With woodcut images of scenes from the shows including portraits of performers Hamlin and Keeler, the child singer Emma Rice, and comedian Frank Howe from Col. J. H. Wood's Great Dime Shows
 

Saint Louis, Missouri

 

Canterbury Theatre, 8 November [1880]

Printer: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Job Printing Co.
 

Canterbury Theatre, 6 December [1880]

Printer: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Job Printing Co.
Text features Mme. Cora's Great Female Minstrels
 

Olympic Theatre, 10 March 1871

 

St. Louis Theatre, 23 July 1850

Printer: Reveille Print
 

Theatre, 24 August [1827]

Text features the play "West Indian"
 

Theatre, 21 September 1846

Printer: Printing Office - Reveille Building
Text features the play "Tortesa the Usurer"
 

Theatre Comique, 2 March 1879

Printer: Globe-Democrat Job Print
Text features Schoolcraft and Coes
 

Nick Wilsey & Tom Osborne's Melodeon (Late Bechtner's Varieties), [approximately 186-]

With woodcut image of minstrel performer Byron Christy as "Cousin Pompey"
 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Opera House, 19 November [1874]

Printer: Trayser, Williams & Walters, Printers
Folder  31

Middle West - Ohio - Miscellaneous, Cincinnati, Ohio (A - Cincinnati Theatre) [1832]-[1865]

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Atheneum: at Rockwell's Amphitheatre (Athenaeum at Rockwell's Amphitheatre), 28 May 1847

 

Mozart Hall, 24 November [1865]

Printer: Cincinnati Daily Commercial Steam Job Press
Text features Burgess, Prendergast, Hughes and Donniker's Excelsior Minstrels
 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 13 July [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 24 July [1832]

Printer: Lodge & L'Hommedieu, Printers
 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 25 July [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 26 July [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 28 July [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 1 August 1832

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 6 August [1832]

With woodcut image of a sailing ship
 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 8 August [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 10 August [1832]

Printer: Lodge & L'Hommedieu, Printers
 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 20 August [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 21 August [1832]

Text features the Tyrolese Minstrels
 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 3 September [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 3 September [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 28 September [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 28 September [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 11 October [1832]

 

Theatre (Cincinnati Theatre), 12 October [1832]

Folder  32

Middle West - Ohio - Miscellaneous, Cincinnati, Ohio (National Theatre - Z) - Toledo, Ohio -1854-[1879]

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

National Theatre (Sycamore St. bet. Third and Fourth), 13 June 1868

Printer: Times Steam Job Print
 

National Theatre (National Theatre Comique), 12 October 1874

With woodcut image of the exterior of the theatre
 

Vine St. Opera House (Vine Street Opera House), [approximately 1879?]

With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of Jennie Engle
 

Cleveland, Ohio

 

Foster's Varieties, 12 September 1854

Printer: Herald Job Office
 

Theatre Comique, 30 November 1874

 

Theatre Comique, 11 December 1874

With woodcut images of minstrel performers for a farewell benefit of Mack and Thatcher, "The Great Ethiopes"
 

Theatre Comique, 9 April 1877

 

Dayton, Ohio

 

Beckel Opera House, 2-3 December [1870?]

Printer: Russell, Morgan & Co., Printers
With woodcut image of scene from Humpty Dumpty show
 

Toledo, Ohio

 

National Theatre, 4 August [1879]

Printer: Blade Printing & Paper Co.
With woodcut head-and-shoulder portraits of four female members of Living Statue Troupe of Prof. J. Lawrence
 

Series III. South 1825-[1913]

Physical Description: 61 items in 3 oversize folders

Arrangement

The Southern broadsides are organized alphabetically in three oversize folders first by state and city and then by theatre name.
  • Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee - Miscellaneous, 1825-[1879] (19 items)
  • Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C. - Miscellaneous, [1855]-[1913] (15 items)
  • Louisiana - New Orleans - Miscellaneous, [1828]-1861 (27 items)
Folder  33

South - Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, and South Carolina - Miscellaneous 1825-[1879]

 

Augusta, Georgia

 

Theatre. Concert Hall, 31 January 1854

Printer: Constitutionalist & Republic Steam Press
 

Theatre. Concert Hall, 9 March 1854

Printer: Constitutionalist & Republic Steam Press
 

Louisville, Kentucky

 

Knickerbocker Theatre, 1 December [1879]

Printer: Courier Journal Print
 

Theatre, 7 June [1832]

Printer: Prentice & Buxton, Printers
 

Baltimore, Maryland

 

Davis' Music Hall, [approximately 1870s?]

Printer: Ledger Job Print (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
With woodcut images of minstrel performers and black cherubs
 

Front Street Theatre, 12 October 1857

Printer: "The Printing Office," Sun Iron Building, Baltimore
 

Front Street Theatre (fragment), [approximately 1850s]

Text features "A.J. Talbut! The Celebrated Ethiopian Comedian"
 

Holliday Street Theatre, October 1860

Printer: "The Printing Office," Sun Iron Building, Baltimore
 

Holliday St. Theater, 19 October 1860

 

Vicksburg, Mississippi

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 7 January 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 11 January 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 8 February 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 12 February 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 6 March 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 21 March 1839

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 2 April [1839]

 

Theatre (Citizen's Theatre), 25 April 1839

 

Charleston, South Carolina

 

Theatre, 24 January 1825

 

Theatre, 26 January 1825

Folder  34

South - Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington D.C. - Miscellaneous [1827]-[1913]

 

Memphis, Tennessee

 

Memphis Orpheum Theatre, 20 January [1913]

Printer: Pilcher Show Print
With two photographic head-and-shoulder portraits of English comedian Daisy Jerome and Hawaiian musician Toots Paka
 

Nashville, Tennessee

 

New Theatre, 12 September [1827]

 

New Theatre, 31 October [1827]

 

Alexandria, Virginia

 

New Theatre, 25 October 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre, 1 November 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre, 2 November 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre, 5 November 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre, 14 November 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre, 17 November 1859

Printer: Gazette Print
 

New Theatre (King Street), 21 March 1865

Printer: "State Journal" Steam Job Print
 

Richmond, Virginia

 

Metropolitan Hall, approximately 1862

Printer: "Enquirer" Steam Presses
Text features Buckley's Great Southern Nightingale Minstrels and Prize Gift Company and Agnes Sutherland in the 100th Night of Hamlet
 

Metropolitan Hall, approximately 1862

Printer: Examiner Steam Presses
Text features Buckley's Great Southern Nightingale Minstrels and Prize Gift Company, Agnes Sutherland, and Buckley's Olio
 

Metropolitan Hall, approximately 1862

Printer: Examiner Steam Presses
Text features Buckley's Great Southern Nightingale Minstrels and Prize Gift Company, Agnes Sutherland, and Buckley's Olio
 

Metropolitan Hall, 27 September 1862

Printer: Dispatch Job Office
Text features Buckley's Southern Nightingale Opera Troupe and Miss A. L. Clyde's Dramatic Company
 

Metropolitan Hall, 13 December [1862]

Printer: Dispatch Job Office
Text features Buckley's Great Southern Nightingales and the farce "Virginia Mummy"
 

Washington, D.C.

 

Canterbury Hall, 24 April 1862

Printer: H. Polkinhorn, Printer, Washington
 

People's Theatre 21 April [1855]

Printer: H. Polkinhorn, Printer
Folder 35

South - Louisiana - New Orleans [1828]-1861

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

American Theatre, 18 February [1828]

 

American Theatre (Camp Street), 14 January [1835]

Printer: Louisiana Advertiser Office Print
With woodcut image of the United States eagle emblem at top and text featuring Herr Cline and the play "As You Like It"; 1893 handwritten note on verso
 

Gaiety Theatre, 11 December 1876

Printer: Picayune Theatrical Steam Job Print
With woodcut images of performing gymnasts including Harry Leslie and Don Santiago Gibbonaise
 

Gaiety Theatre, 22 January [1877]

Printer: Picayune Steam Job Print
 

Olympic Varieties (Late 66 St. Charles Street), 2 April 1871

Printer: Weed & Kelly, Theatrical Steam Printers
 

St. Charles Theatre, 4 April 1847

With woodcut image of Gabriel Ravel balancing on a pole as the character "Vol-au-Vent"
 

St. Charles Theatre, 23 January 1849

Printer: Office of the Picayune
With woodcut image of the United States eagle emblem at top
 

St. Charles Theatre, 2 March 1851

 

Spalding & Rogers' Museum and Amphitheatre, 24 November 1859

With woodcut image of performers from Kneeland, Adams & Heddin's Original Campbell Minstrels and Brass Band
 

Varieties Theatre, 1 December 1860

 

Varieties Theatre, 15 December 1860

 

Varieties Theatre, 2 January 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 19 January 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 6 February 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 16 February 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 18 February 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 8 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 10 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 15 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 16 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 18 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 24 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 29 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 30 March 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 4 April 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 5 April 1861

 

Varieties Theatre, 14 April 1861

 

Series IV. West [1868]-[1918]

Physical Description: 6 items in 1 oversize folder

Arrangement

The Western broadsides are organized alphabetically in one oversize folder first by state and city and then by theatre name.
Folder 36

West - California and Colorado - Miscellaneous [1868]-[1918]

 

Fresno, California

 

Zapp's Park (amusement park), 28-30 April [1918]

Printer: Herald Print
With woodcut images of performers including Alphonse King; text advertises a "Liberty Bond Fund" and the opportunity to "Soak the Kaiser."
 

Los Angeles, California

 

Tivoli Theatre (12, 14 and 16 Court St. opp. Court House), 1 November 1890

Text features "The Great Keller All Feature Specialty Combination! Headed by Jules Keller"
 

San Francisco, California

 

Midway Café (585 Pacific St.), approximately [1915]

Printer: Gille Show Print
With photographic portraits of Signorita Sinhasinha, Irene McDougal, La Belle Siada, and the Royal Hawaiian Quintette
 

W.H. Smith & Co.'s New Alhambra Theatre, [1868]

Printer: Dramatic Chronicle Print
Text features the California Minstrels and the Marntinettis
 

Wigwam Theatre (Under canvas Mission Street near 21st), 9 July [1906]

Text features the juggler Rapoli
 

Leadville, Colorado

 

Globe Theatre (State Street), 7 November 1881

Text features woodcut images of head-and-shoulder portraits of Harry Levitt and Jennie Levitt of the New York Levittts German Novelty Team
 

Series V. Foreign 1809-1914

Physical Description: approximately 26 items in 1 oversize folder

Arrangement

The foreign broadsides are organized alphabetically in one oversize folder first by country and then city.
Folder 37

Foreign - Miscellaneous 1809-1914

 

Montreal, Canada

 

Theatre Royal, 15 June 1865

Printer: Herald Steam Press
Text features Julia Daly in "Our Female American Cousin"
 

Theatre Royal, 12 July 1865

Text features the play "The French Spy" starring Helen Western
 

Theatre Royal, 7 September 1865

Printer: Montreal Herald Steam Press
Text features the play "The French Spy" starring Christine Zavistowski
 

Quebec, Canada

 

Music Hall (St. Louis Street), 6 October 1865

Printer: Morning Chronicle Steam Power Works
Text features Julia Daly in "The Child of the Regiment"
 

Music Hall (St. Louis Street), 11 October 1865

Printer: Morning Chronicle Steam Power Works
Text features Alice Kingsbury in "Fanchon the Cricket"
 

Cork, Ireland

 

Theatre Royal, Old George's Street, Cork, 4 December 1857

Printer: W. Hurley, Printer
Text features the Brothers Hutchinson
 

Dublin, Ireland

 

Royal Queen's Theatre, 8 July [1848]

Printer: W. Mac Donnell, Printer
Text features "The Last Lay of the Black Minstrel … The Farewell Benefit of E.R. Harper"
 

Royal Queen's Theatre, 10 December 1858

Printer: R. Carrick, Printer
With a woodcut image of dinosaur bones captioned "The Original Bones" for Pell's American Opera Troupe and minstrels
 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

 

Birmingham Grand Theatre of Varieties, 6 July 1914

Printer: James Upton, Ltd., General Printers
Text features Miss Zona Vevey
 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

 

Theatre Royal, 21 June 1828

Text features a benefit of Il Diavolo Antonio
 

Theatre Royal, Williamson Square, 29 January 1844

Printer: Office of the Liverpool Mail
Text features "Professor Risley and his infant son in "Peter Parley's Drawing-Room"
 

London, England, United Kingdom

 

Adelphi Theatre, Strand, 6-8 February 1823

Printer: W. Glindon
Text features "Green in France, or Tom and Jerry's Tour"
 

Lyceum Theatre, 14 August 1809

Playbill titled "The English Opera"; Text features the "Up all Night" with "Master Wallack" playing "Boy"
 

Olympic Theatre, 3 February 1851

Printer: Fairbrother, Printer
Text features "All that Glitters is not Gold" and Mr. G.W. Pell in "The Original 'Bones'"
 

Princess's Theatre 25 March 1847

Printer: S.G. Fairbrother, Printer
With woodcut image of minstrel musicians for New Orleans Ethiopian Serenaders
 

Royal Lyceum Theatre, 31 August [1874]

Printer: W. Brettell, Jun., Printer
Text features Emily Soldene in "La Fille de Madame Angot"
 

Theatre Royal, Adelphi, 10 December 1838

Printer: S.G. Fairbrother
Text features "Mr Rice, the Original Jim Crow" in "Flight to America"
 

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 30 June 1818

Printer: Rodwell, Printer
Text features "Belle's Strategem"
 

Theatre Royal, Sadler's Wells, 5-7 March 1847

Printer: S.G. Fairbrother Printer
Text features the play "Lady of Lyons" under the management of Mrs. Warner and Mr. Phelps
 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

 

[Royal Minor Theatre], 26 December 1829

Printer: Printed at the Royal Minor Press
Text features Carl Hunter on the Tight Rope
 

Theatre Royal 8 September 1860

Text features Buckley's Serenaders and Julia Gould
 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

 

Empire Palace Theatre, 20 June 1910

Printer: R. Ward & Sons, Printers
Rainbow-colored background; text features Anna Chandler "America's Latest Comedienne"
 

North Shields, England, United Kingdom

 

North Shields Theatre, 26 July 1820

Printer: S. Hamble & Co. Printers
Text features the play "Mysterious Hermit; or the Bond of Blood"
 

Richmond, England, United Kingdom

 

Theatre Royal, Richmond, 29 September 1813

Text features the melodrama "Valentine and Orson"
 

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

 

[Theatre] (fragment), 15 December 1826

Printer: H.A. Bacon, Printer
With woodcut images of a Native American Indian being attacked by two dogs and a man being attacked by a bear; text features Mr. Simpson in "Cherokees or the Dogs of the Wreck"
 

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

 

Edinburgh Adelphi Theatre, 15 August 1846

Printer: James Brydone, Printer
Text features Professor Lees with George Hanlon and Alfred Hanlon
 

Series VI. Performer-based 1853-1934

Physical Description: approximately 33 items in 2 oversize folders

Arrangement

The performer and unidentified broadsides are organized alphabetically in two oversize folders by the name of the performer or company, with the two unidentified broadsides at the end of the second folder.
Folder 38

Performer-based - Miscellaneous, A - L [approximately 185-]- 1934 and undated

 

Performer-based - Miscellaneous

 

B. A. Bamber's Dime Show Travels, Art, History. Astronomy, Fun, Electricity. B. A. Bamber. Grand Stereoptical Dissolving Views …, [1880?]

With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of B.A. Bamber and a statue
 

Bentley's Big One Dime Show Bentley's Big One Dime Show … This show was organized in 1880, 54 years ago, [1934]

With woodcut and photographic images of performing dogs and a blackface minstrel
 

Buckley's Opera Troupe with Brass Band [fragment] Town Hall. R. Jean Buckley, Manager … Saturday Evening, February 25. Last Night of the World Renowned Buckley's Opera Troupe with Brass Band. …, 25 February?

With woodcut image of black cherubs
 

Burlesque Opera Company Burlesque Opera Company under the direction of Nelson Kneass. Best Place of Amusement in the City … Christy's Minstrels … Cinderilla … Mrs. Nelson Kneass, undated

 

Bray and Edmonds (fragment) …Messrs. Walter Bray and Edmonds … By Great Desire, the Woman of the World …, 1 March 1862

Printer: Calhoun, Printer
With woodcut image of a minstrel performer; Walter Bray and George Edmonds are listed in the 1862 San Francisco directory with Gilbert's Melodeon
 

Chang and Eng Bunker Siamese Twins … The United Brothers Chang-Eng …,

Printer: J.M. Elliott, Printer
With woodcut image of the conjoined Siamese twins Eng Bunker and Chang Bunker as young men
 

Tony Denier … Pantomimic and Novelty Stars for the Season of 1879-'80 … Tony Denier's Humpty Dumpty Pantomime Troupe and his Standard Company … City Hall …, 4 November [1879]

Date sheet for a November 4, [1879], show at an unidentified City Hall pasted at bottom
 

Marie Duret M'lle Marie Duret as Jack Sheppard. The Great Moral Drama …, [approximately 185-]

With six woodcut images of scenes from "Jack Sheppard"
 

Charles E. Fales Coming Soon Charles T. Fales Presents New Uncle Tom's Cabin Co., undated

Printer: Erie Litho. & Printing Co.
With woodcut images of scenes from the play
 

J.V. Farrar J.V. Farrar's Uncle Tom's Cabin …, undated

Printer: Boston Job Print
With woodcut images of a head-and-shoulders portrait of actor Minnie Foster and scenes from the play
 

Thomas L. Finn Thos. L. Finn's World's Biggest and Best Uncle Tom's Cabin in a Large Tent Theatre …, undated

Printer: Erie Litho. & Printing Co.
With woodcut images of scenes from show and exterior of tent
 

Goodwin's Variety Combination and Transatlantic Novelty Troupe Our Motto Is, No Paper On the Wall! Carry! Oh, Carry The News To Mary, That Goodwin's Variety Combination and Transatlantic Novelty Troupe! Will Perform … Johnny Perkins ... John Goodwin …, undated

Printer: Quinn's Great American Show Printing House, 15 Park Row, New York City
 

Grand Variety Concert Laugh And Be Merry : Grand Variety Concert at the conclusion of each circus's performance … singing, dancing, burlesques, negro acts and farces … Mr. Billy Carroll … Jerry Blossom … Dick Punklett, undated

Printer: Boston Job Print, Alden Street
 

Gutierrez Show Gutierrez Show : Compañia Mexicana de Grandes Atracciones El Conjunto Mas Novedoso y Homogeneo de California, undated

Text in Spanish; with photographs of acts
 

Professor Haskins Professor Haskins! With W.H. Barnard's Great Wonderful Exhibition! Living, Talking, Breathing Head …, [June 1875]

With handwritten location and time information for New Bedford, Massachusetts, 125th Union St.
 

Heywood Bros. Combination 16 February [1876]

Printer: Daily Leader Steam Print (Bloomington, Illinois)
With woodcut images of performers from the Heywood Bros. Combination including minstrel performers, gymnasts, musicians, and actors, including a full-length portrait of Chinese comedian Yang Tse Kyang, as well as an image of a steamboat on fire from "The Great Quadrupanteon; with some text in German
 

Hutchinson Family Concert … The original Judson J. Hutchinson and Kate H. Hutchinson! Of the Hutchinson Family …, undated

With handwritten location of "Lyceum Hall"
 

Hutchinson Family Concert … The original Judson J. Hutchinson and Kate H. Hutchinson! Of the Hutchinson Family …, undated

 

William H. Kibble William H. Kibble's Original Uncle Tom's Cabin Co., undated

Photographs with scenes from show and a head-and-shoulders portrait of William Kibble
Folder  38

Performer-based and Unidentified - Miscellaneous 1853-1930 and undated

 

Performer-based - Miscellaneous

 

Madam Marantette Madam Marantette's Society Horses! Featuring St. Patrick The World's Record Jumping Horse …, undated

Printer: Empire City Job Print
Photographs of riders and horses doing tricks
 

Madame Rentz's Female Minstrels Extra! Announcing the coming of the famous M'me Rentz's Great Original Female Minstrels, [approximately 1874]

 

Sea Tiger By the request of numerous families, the huge black sea tiger from the icebergs of Greenland …, 29-30 June [1853]

With woodcut image of the featured animal
 

C.H. Smith C.H. Smith Double Mammoth Uncle Tom's Cabin Company, [1881]

Printer: Boston Job Print
With woodcut images of scenes from show
 

Mort Steece Mort Steece Uncle Tom's Cabin, 8 June 1926

With woodcut images of scenes from show and a portrait of Abraham Lincoln and date stamp for a June 8, 1826, show in Alexandria, Minnesota
 

John F. Stowe 1907 First Grand Southern Tour 1908 : John F. Stowe's Big Sensational Scenic Production On the Frontier, 1907

Printer: Erie Litho. Co. (credit for images)
With woodcut images of scene from show, the amphitheatre, and of Stowe's Military band with small head-and-shoulder portraits of John F. Stowe and Prof. Ed. Hayworth
 

Strimple's Variety Troupe Strimple's Variety Troupe …, May 1858

Printer: Jeandell & Pierce, Printers
 

John Thompson Theatre! To-night! "The Modern Proteus," Mr. John Thompson in his wonderful sensation drama, in three acts, entitled On Hand! …, undated

With woodcut image of a hand
 

Two Orphans Theatre. Wilton & Mitchell Managers Great Start Attraction! Union Square Theatre Combination! By Permission of Messrs. Shook & Palmer. … The Two Orphans …, [approximately 1875]

With woodcut images of scenes from the play "The Two Orphans"
 

A. Walker Splendid Amusement! Startling Feats of Legerdemain! Mr. A. Walker .. Magic! .. Punch & Judy …, 1855

Printer: Calhoun Steam Printing Co.
 

James Chas. Welch 1890 - Season of - 1891 … James Chas. Welch and his own company, in his own comedies, entitled Farmer Casey and Lucky Muldoon …, 1890

Printer: Ledger Job Print
With woodcut image of a head-and-shoulders portrait of James C. Welch in costume
 

E.S. Winstead's Minstrels Coming Soon! E.S. Winstead's Mighty Minstrels with the famous dusky beauty chorus 50 colored stars …, [approximately 1930s]

Printer: Curtiss Show Print, Continental, Ohio
With images of the exterior of a circus tent with a crowd and blackface minstrel dancing scenes
 

Unidentified - Miscellaneous

 

Unidentified Opera House Grand Spectacular Sacred Opera of Esther! … Opera House on Thursday & Friday Ev'ng, Jan. 27 & 28, …Under the Direction of Prof. Lindsay, For the Benefit of the Congregational Church, 27-28 January ?

 

Union Hall (Clarke Street), How is that for High … Union Hall, Clarke Street, Tuesday Evening, August 30, 1870. There will be a grand trial Jig Dance! Mr. Al. Smith, of New York, And Mr. Henry Johnson, of Philadelphia … Charles E. Bolles, Proprietor, 30 August 1870