Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera

Finding aid prepared by Diann Benti.
Prints and Ephemera
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: 626-405-3473
Email: lastcollection@huntington.org
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera
Dates (inclusive): 1839-approximately 1940
Bulk dates: 1870-1900
Collection Number: priJLC_ENT
Collector: Last, Jay T.
Extent: approximately 1800 items
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: The Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera contains more than 1,800 printed items primarily advertising theatrical and musical entertainment and related performers in the United States from 1839 to the 1940s, with the majority of items dating from the 1870s to the 1890s. The collection consists of advertising and promotional materials, business records, and illustrations pertaining to a wide variety of performance genres that have been grouped broadly as music and theater (including theater, music, dance, burlesque, comedy, pantomime, and variety); minstrel (including minstrel shows, blackface entertainers, and female minstrels); and magic and miscellaneous (including magicians, motion pictures, and Wild West shows).
Language: English.
Note:
Finding aid last updated on January 16, 2014.

Administration Information

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Preferred Citation

[Item title, Call number]. Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera, 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 performing arts prints and ephemera were transferred to the Library between 2010 and 2013.

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.

Related materials in the Huntington Library

Note

The Huntington Library Historical Prints Collection contains two related items (priHHC_ENT_0000002 and priHHC_ENT_0000003) that are listed in the "Related Materials" section at the beginning of the Music and Theater subseries in Series II of this finding aid.

Scope and Content

The Jay T. Last Collection of American Entertainment: Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera contains more than 1,800 printed items primarily advertising theatrical and musical entertainment and related performers in the United States from 1839 to the 1940s, with the majority of items dating from the 1870s to the 1890s. The collection consists of advertising and promotional materials, business records, and illustrations pertaining to a wide variety of performance genres that have been grouped broadly as music and theater (including theater, music, dance, burlesque, comedy, pantomime, and variety); minstrel (including minstrel shows, blackface entertainers, and female minstrels); and magic and miscellaneous (including magicians, motion pictures, and Wild West shows).
Materials are arranged into two series: small-size items (11 x 14 inches or less) and large-size items (bigger than 11 x 14 inches). Small size items are described broadly at the series level; large-size items are fully inventoried and all printers, artists, and publishers are indexed by name.
The collection has 442 large-size items comprised mainly of lithographic theatrical and minstrel posters that were intended to advertise specific shows or performers.
Small-size items in the collection number more than 1,415 and are comprised mainly of promotional ephemera and business documents such as trade cards, programs and playbills, souvenir booklets, die-cut cards, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text.
The collection provides a resource for studying the history of the American theater and the evolution of advertising strategies for the performing arts in the United States in the late 19th century. As graphic materials, the items offer evidence of developing techniques and trends in printmaking, and of the artists, engravers, lithographers, printers, and publishers involved in the creation of these prints.

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Arrangement

Items are arranged broadly by size in two series, which have been further arranged in subseries:
  • Series I. Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera (small size)
    • Subseries A. Music and Theater (small size)
    • Subseries B. Minstrel (small size)
    • Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (small size)
  • Series II. Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera (large size)
    • Subseries A. Music and Theater (large size)
    • Subseries B. Minstrel (large size)
    • Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (large size)

Indexing Terms

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

Genres

Advertisements.
Billheads.
Business records.
Business records -- United States -- 19th century.
Business records -- United States -- 20th century.
Caricatures.
Chromolithographs.
Ephemera.
Engravings.
Leaflets (printed works).
Letterheads.
Lithographs.
Portrait prints.
Posters.
Printed ephemera.
Prints.
Promotional materials.
Relief prints.
Theatrical posters.
Tradecards.

Subjects

Actors -- Pictorial works.
Actors -- Portraits.
Actresses -- Pictorial works.
African Americans -- Pictorial works.
Bands (Music) -- Pictorial works.
Blackface entertainers -- Pictorial works.
Burlesque (Theater)
Caricatures and cartoons.
Comedians -- Portraits.
Comedies.
Dancers -- Pictorial works.
Magicians -- Pictorial works.
Marching bands -- Pictorial works.
Melodramas.
Minstrel shows.
Parades -- Pictorial works.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Theater -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Portraits.
Theatrical productions -- United States -- 19th century.
Vaudeville.

Printer, Publisher, Artist Index

The following is a complete list of printers, publishers, and artists represented in the large-size items in this collection.
A. Hoen & Co.
A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
Ackermann-Quigley Litho. Co.
Alfred Mudge and Son.
American Lithographic Co.
American Show Print (Firm)
Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
Arnold, Vic.
Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914.
Bencke, Herman.
Blue, Ed.
Bonar, Thomas.
Boston Job Print.
Briggs, A.
Cadwell, William H.
Calhoun Printing Company.
Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
Chicago Bank Note Company
Chicago Lithographing Co.
Clear & Co.
Courier Company.
De La Harpe, Joseph, 1850-1901.
Donaldson Litho. Co.
Dreser, William, approximately 1820-
Dunshee, E. S.
Enquirer Job Printing Co.
Enquirer Litho. Co.
Enterprise Litho Co.
Erie Litho. & Ptg. Co.
Etherington, C. (Engraver)
Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925.
Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company.
Francis & Valentine
Frizzell, S. S. (Samuel S.), 1843-1895.
Goes Lithographic Co.
Goodman, Arthur Jule, d. 1926.
Graphic Company.
Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
Greve Show Print Co.
Gurney, J. (Jeremiah), 1812-1895.
H. A. Thomas & Sterling.
H. A. Thomas & Wylie.
H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
Haehnlen, Jacob, 1824-.
Hallworth, Joseph B.
Hart, Chas. (Charles), active 1870-1880.
Hatch Lith. Co.
Henry Seibert & Bros.
Hyde, James G.
J. Ottman Lithographic Company.
J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
Kurz & Allison.
Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Liebler & Maass.
Lord, F.
MacBrair Lith. Co.
Maerz Lith. Co.
Maerz, Alois J.
Magee, John L.
Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment.
Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890.
N. Currier (Firm)
National Printing & Engraving Company (U.S.)
New England Lithographic Co.
New York Popular Publishing Co.
Otis Lithograph Co.
Parsloe, Edmond
P.A. Mesier & Co
Phoenix Litho. Co.
Quigley Litho. Co.
Rimanoczy, A., 1832-1910.
Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
Riverside Printing Company.
Rothengatter, Emil, 1848-1939.
Russell-Morgan Print.
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896.
Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896.
Schmidt Label & Litho. Co.
Shearman & Hart.
Shober & Carqueville.
Springer Litho. Co.
Stafford & Co.
Standard Embossing Co.
Strobridge & Co. Lith.
Strobridge Lithographing Company.
T. Fitzwilliam & Co.
T. Sinclair & Son.
T. Sinclair’s Lith.
The Jones Lith Co.
The U.S. Printing Co.
Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904.
Thomas, Sterling & Wylie.
Una & Sturn.
W. J. Morgan & Co.
Walle & Co.
Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918.
Windisch, A.
Wm. Bengough & Co.


Collection Contents

 

Series I. Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera (small size) approximately 1850-1910

Extent: approximately 1415 items in 10 binders and 1 flat-top box

Scope and Content Note

This series contains approximately 1,415 small-size printed items that pertain to theatrical and musical entertainment in the United States primarily from the second half of the 19th century. The materials consist of advertising and promotional ephemera, illustrations, and business records related to performers, theatrical and musical events, and venues in a wide variety of genres grouped broadly as music and theater (including theater, music, dance, burlesque, comedy, pantomime, and variety); minstrel (including minstrel shows, blackface entertainers, and female minstrels); and magic and miscellaneous (including magicians, motion pictures, and Wild West shows).
The majority of items in this series promote plays and actors, and images primarily depict scenes from theatrical or musical events or contain portraits of performers. Item types include trade cards, programs and playbills, souvenir booklets, photographs, die-cut cards, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in the following 3 subseries:
  • Subseries A. Music and Theater (small size)
  • Subseries B. Minstrel (small size)
  • Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (small size)
Items smaller than 8 x 10 inches are housed in binders, while items that are between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are arranged in folders in one box.
 

Subseries A. Music and Theater (small size)

Physical Description: 9 binders and 2 folders
Binder  1

Music (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 25 items
Box 1, Folder 2

Music (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 20 items

Scope and Content Note

This folder includes 14 issues of the musical periodical Folio, dating from July 1873 to November 1874.
Binder  2

Theater, A-D by play (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Binder  3

Theater, E-K by play (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  4

Theater, L-P by play (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Binder  5

Theater, Q-Z by play (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 200 items
Binder  6

Theater, A-L by performer (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 175 items
Binder  7

Theater, M-Z by performer and by theater (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 145 items
Binder  8

Theater, Gilbert & Sullivan, A-Z by play (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Box 1, Folder 2

Theater (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 20 items
 

Subseries B. Minstrel (small size)

Physical Description: 1 binder
Binder  9

Minstrel, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 36 items
 

Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (small size)

Physical Description: 1 binder
Binder  10

Magic and Miscellaneous (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 15 items
 

Series II. Performing Arts Prints and Ephemera (large size)

Extent: approximately 442 items

Scope and Content Note

This series contains more than 440 large-size printed items that pertain to theatrical and musical entertainment primarily in the United States from the second half of the 19th century, with the majority of items dating from the 1870s to the 1890s. The series is comprised mainly of lithographed posters advertising upcoming shows and performers in a wide variety of performance genres grouped broadly as music and theater (including theater, music, dance, burlesque, comedy, pantomime, and variety); minstrel (including minstrel shows, blackface entertainers, and female minstrels); and magic and miscellaneous (including magicians, motion pictures, and Wild West shows). The images primarily contain depictions of scenes or acts from plays and shows, portraits of performers in formal dress and in character, or group portraits of members of burlesque troupes, theatrical companies, and traveling shows.
While a few items in the series were intended to take up an entire wall, most of the items consist of “one-sheet” and “half-sheet” posters (a sheet was sized to approximately 28 x 42 inches) that were intended for smaller dipslay spaces. Pasted to the bottom of some posters are date sheets--small strips of printed text containing the date and location of a future performance.
Among the most commonly credited printers in the collection are show printers including Strobridge & Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, and New York City; H.A. Thomas and various partners of New York City; W. J. Morgan & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio; and Forbes Co. of Boston, Massachusetts.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in the following 3 subseries:
  • Subseries A. Music and Theater (large size)
  • Subseries B. Minstrel (large size)
  • Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (large size)
Items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
 

Subseries A. Music and Theater (large size) 1839-approximately 1928

Physical Description: approximately 368 items

Scope and Content

This subseries contains 368 large-size items that pertain to theatrical and musical entertainment in the United States from 1838 to 1928. The majority of items consist of posters related to the theater, dance and musical spectacles, musicians and concerts, and burlesque, comedy, pantomime, and variety troupes and shows.
Many of the posters advertise dramatic productions of plays, and related stage actors and actresses, in genres such as Shakespearian dramas, melodramas, romance, comedy, crime, mystery, and Westerns. Images typically depict scenes from plays and shows or contain portraits of entertainers.

Related Material

Items in the Huntington Library Historical Prints collection:

  • priHHC_0000002. Geo. H. Adams’ new Humpty Dumpty : traveling with his own palace and baggage coaches. Season [18]81-82. approximately 1881 Artists: Goodman, Arthur Jule, d. 1926 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
  • priHHC_0000003. Mr. John Stetson’s Comedy Company : confusion. approximately 1883 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company

Arrangement

Individual items within this series are arranged numerically by call number.
priJLC_ENT_000175

Funniest show in the world the huge pantomimic musical comedy : an aerial honeymoon invented and patented by John F. Byrne approximately 1914

Printers: National Printing & Engraving Company (U.S.)
priJLC_ENT_000176

4th annual tour of J.C. Stewart’s Two Johns Comedy Company. approximately 1885

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000177

4th annual tour of J.C. Stewart’s Two Johns Comedy Company. approximately 1885

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000178

Annie Pixley. between 1876 and 1893

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000179

Barrymore : under the management of J.M. Hill. approximately 1890

Artists: Rimanoczy, A., 1832-1910 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000180

Blaney’s extravaganza success ----- a female drummer. ©1898

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000181

Blue Jeans : will never wear out : by Joseph Arthur author of "The still alarm." approximately 189-

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000182

Caroline Miskel Hoyt. ©1895

Artists: Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000183

Carrie Swain : "Ah! There!" between 1882 and 1886

Artists: Arnold, Vic Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000184

Charles Arnold : Hans the Boatman. approximately 1889

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000185

Chas. L. Davis (Alvin Joslin) in his new play : one of the old stock. ©1888

Printers: MacBrair Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000186

Chauncey Olcott in the great play Mavourneen. ©1900

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000187

A cold day when we get left. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000188

Cosgrove & Grant’s comedians in the dazzler : a horseless carriage. approximately 189-

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000189

Edwin Thorne. between 1885 and 1889

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000190

Effie Ellsler. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000191

English Opera Co. : Madam Butterfly. approximately 1909

Printers: Enquirer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000192

Ethel Tucker. approximately 188-

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000193

The fire show fighting the flames : department arriving at fire. ©1906

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000194

Fogg’s ferry. approximately 1882

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000195

Geo. W. Ripley’s big mammoth Uncle Tom’s Cabin Co. between 1915 and 1922

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000196

Gus Williams as John Mishler : "One of the Finest." Under the management of John Rickaby. approximately 1882

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000197

Hands across the sea. approximately 1889

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000198

Hanlon Bros. stupendous spectacular novelty superba. between 1890 and 1895

Printers: Springer Litho Co.
priJLC_ENT_000199

Hans and Nix : everything new but the title : fun, music and song : the positive limit in polite comedy. between 1905 and 1915

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000200

Harry Montague’s new fashion plates : Harry Montague playwright & player. ©1909

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000201

Henshaw & Ten Broeck in the new Nabobs. approximately 1893

Printers: Liebler & Maass
priJLC_ENT_000202

Herne’s hearts of oak : J.A. Herne, proprietor. approximately 1880?

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000203

Hoyt’s a midnight bell: laughter every minute. approximately 1898

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000204

Hyde’s Star Specialty Co. : Frank Howard. approximately 1889

Printers: Liebler & Maass
priJLC_ENT_000205

An idyl of the Arkansaw hills : human hearts. 1895-1905

Printers: H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000206

Irwin Bro’s. big specialty show. Fred. Irwin, manager. : Richmond & Glenroy, the comedy brothers. approximately 1890

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000207

All the rage by W.D. Eaton. : Dr. Goodwin chiropodist. approximately 1881

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000208

All the rage by W.D. Eaton. : Dr. Briggs running for Congress. approximately 1881

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000209

Jarrett & Rice’s new departure : fun on the Bristol : City Hall, Friday, Oct. 29. approximately 1880

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000210

Jeannie Winston. approximately 1887

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000211

The eminent comedian John A. Mackay with Rice’s surprise party. approximately 1884

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000212

John A. Stevens - the only - the original. : The new unknown a river mystery. approximately 1898

Printers: Calhoun Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_000213

John A. Stevens in his renowned creation the new unknown. approximately 1898

Printers: Calhoun Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_000214

John T. Raymond. approximately 1886

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000215

Kiralfy Bros Sieba and the 7 ravens : grand dramatic spectacle. approximately 1886

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company Publishers: Kiralfy Bros.
priJLC_ENT_000216

Kyrle Bellew. between 1885 and 1895

Artists: Rimanoczy, A., 1832-1910 ; Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000217

Lewis Morrison’s magnificent new Faust under the management of Edw. J. Abraham. ©1889

Printers: MacBrair Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000218

Lincoln J. Carter’s under the dome. approximately 1898

Printers: National Printing & Engraving Company (U.S.)
priJLC_ENT_000219

Madison Square Theatre : Esmeralda. approximately 1882

Artists: Blue, Ed Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000220

The Madison Square Theatre Company : Hazel Kirke. approximately 1881

Artists: Una & Sturn Printers: Cadwell, William H.
priJLC_ENT_000221

Maude Granger : her second love. approximately 1883

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000222

Positive appearance of the funny 2 McCree & Trayers in the spicy comedy Froliques Francaise. approximately 1898

priJLC_ENT_000223

Messett’s Musical Entertainers. approximately 1928

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000224

Milton Nobles : comedian and dramatist. approximately 1883

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000225

Miss Floy Mann in the frame up. approximately 1915

Printers: American Show Print (Firm)
priJLC_ENT_000226

Miss Katie Rooney with Rooney Comedy Co. in Pat’s new wardrobe : Asana Banad. approximately 1890

priJLC_ENT_000227

Mr. Robert Downing. between 1888 and 1893

Printers: Chicago Bank Note Company
priJLC_ENT_000228

Mr. Robert Downing : in the gladiator. between 1888 and 1893

Printers: Chicago Bank Note Company
priJLC_ENT_000229

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1900

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000230

The new 8 bells : the famous brothers Byrne in the everlasting success. approximately 1899

Printers: Greve Show Print Co.
priJLC_ENT_000231

The Night Owls beauty show. approximately 1892

Printers: Springer Litho Co.
priJLC_ENT_000232

A Nutmeg Match. : written by Wm Haworth. Author of the ensign. approximately 1892

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000233

Old glory : by Chas. T. Vincent : a story of "our blue jacket" in Chili. Directed by Wm. A. Brady. ©1894

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000234

[Charles McCarthy's] One of the bravest : "fighting the foe" approximately 1891

Printers: Springer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000235

The Orpheum show : grasping an opportunity Will M. Cressy & Blanche Dayne. ©1900

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000236

Over the garden wall : Mrs. Geo. S. Knight. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000237

Pain’s military spectacle realistic battle scenes as witnessed in their monster exhibit : the battle of San Juan. approximately 1900

Printers: Goes Lithographic Co. ; Francis & Valentine
priJLC_ENT_000238

Pat Rooney’s New York Star Combination. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000239

Prof. Bartholomew’s equine paradox. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000240

Reilly & Woods classic vaudevilles Pat Reilly proprietor & manager. approximately 1890

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000241

Rentz Santley Burlesque Company : Mabel Santley. The queen of burlesque. approximately 1881

Artists: Goodman, Arthur Jule, d. 1926 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000242

Rentz Santley Burlesque Company : Rosa Lee, the famous lyric artist. approximately 1881

Artists: Goodman, Arthur Jule, d. 1926 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000243

Rentz Santley Novelty and Burlesque Co. : New spectacular march of all nations. approximately 189-?

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000244

Robt. Downing as Spartacus : the gladiator. approximately 1887

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000245

Robt. Downing as The Gladiator. between 1886 and 1896

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000246

Rob’t Downing as the Saracen. approximately 1890

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000247

Roland Reed the great eccentric comedian : in the new comedy drama: Cheek, ... approximately 1882

Artists: Maerz, Alois J. Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000248

Shadows of a great city. : Act II. approximately 1884

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000249

We, Us & Co. : Shashay. approximately 1884

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000250

Silver spur : Jugg the land-agent. ©1886

Printers: Phoenix Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000251

The Soudan. approximately 189-

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000252

The star boarder : imitations of "Sousa" the march king in his latest poses by Charles H. Boyle. approximately 1900

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000253

Superb scenic production of L.J. Carter’s great play : the fast mail. between 1889 and 1893

Printers: Chicago Bank Note Company
priJLC_ENT_000254

A tin soldier by Chas. H. Hoyt. approximately 1885

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000255

W.C. Mitchell’s pleasure party in our goblins or fun on the Rhine. : Mr. William Gill. approximately 1880

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000256

W.F. Mott’s dramatic success entitled “N. Y.” approximately 1884

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000257

The white slave by Bartley Campbell. ©1911

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000258

The white slave by Bartley Campbell. ©1911

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000259

[Blackface performer squirted with water] after 1873

Printers: Boston Job Print
priJLC_ENT_000261

F.C. Whitney presents the comic opera : when Johnny comes marching home. approximately 1902

Printers: J. Ottman Lithographic Company
priJLC_ENT_000262

The Great New York Lyric Theatre success : the wolf : a play of the Canadian woods by Eugene Walter. approximately 1908?

Printers: Enquirer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000263

3 wives to 1 husband. approximately 1885

Printers: Francis & Valentine
priJLC_ENT_000264

The Adah Richmond : American Burlesque Company. approximately 1885

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000265

Ah, there! Carrie Swain. between 1884 and 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000266

"Aimee in English." approximately 1886

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000267

Aimee in the new English comedy "Mam’zelle." approximately 1884

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000268

Annie Pixley. approximately 188-?

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000269

Augustus Pitou presents Chauncey Olcott in his new play : Barry of Ballymore by Rida Johnson Young. ©1910

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000270

Bandmann as : Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. approximately 1888?

Printers: J. Ottman Lithographic Company
priJLC_ENT_000271

Berleur in romance of an actress. approximately 1888

Printers: American Lithographic Co.
priJLC_ENT_000272

Blackmail by W.C. Cowper. : Under the management of Chapman & Sellers. approximately 1886

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000273

Blackmail by W.C. Cowper. : Under the management of Chapman & Sellers. approximately 1886

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000274

Blue Jeans : will never wear out : written by Joseph Arthur author of "The still alarm." approximately 189-

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000275

The brook : Salsburys Troubadours. between 1878 and 1885

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000276

Byron combination. approximately 188-

Artists: Arnold, Vic Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000277

C.B. Bishop comedian in Twins. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000278

Tony Denier’s new pantomime troupe Humpty Dumpty. : Charles Leroux, the Roman gyrast ... approximately 188-?

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000279

Chas L. Andrews Minuet Carnival Co. : The prize march of the fire laddies in Michael Strogoff. between 1885 and 1888

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000280

Chas. L. Davis' celebrated Alvin Joslin Comedy Company. between 1882 and 1885

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000281

Child slaves of New York. ©1903

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000282

The comedy drama the new Fogg’s ferry by Chas E. Callahan. approximately 190-

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000283

The comedy drama the new Fogg’s ferry by Chas E. Callahan. approximately 190-

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000284

Denman Thompson as Uncle Josh. between 1875 and 1885

priJLC_ENT_000285

Dickson’s Sketch Club. approximately 1884

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000286

Elliott Barnes’ great American drama : only a farmer’s daughter. approximately 188-

Artists: Maerz, Alois J. Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000287

The ensign : written by Wm Haworth. approximately 1891

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000288

"Fascination." : Cora Tanner. approximately 1887

Artists: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904 Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000289

Frank W. Sanger’s company supporting John F. Sheridan : in Mrs. Bridget O’Brien Esq. approximately 1892

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000290

Fred. R. Hamlin & Julian Mitchell’s musical extravaganza : Babes in Toyland. ©1904

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000291

Frederic Bryton : in “Forgiven” the greatest American play ever written. approximately 1886

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Sterling
priJLC_ENT_000292

Frederick Warde : tragedian. approximately 188-?

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000293

George Peck’s grand revival of Stetson’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin : booked by Klaw & Erlanger. approximately 1920

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000294

George Peck’s grand revival of Stetson’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin : booked by Klaw & Erlanger. approximately 1920

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000295

Georgia Cayvan. between 1886 and 1901

Printers: J. Ottman Lithographic Company
priJLC_ENT_000296

Hal. Reid’s beautiful play Human Hearts direction of Henry C. Miner : Bertha Belle Westbrooke. between 1895 and 1897

Printers: H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000297

Hallen & Hart’s first prize ideals : Julia Wilson the original 'Tot.' approximately 1886

priJLC_ENT_000298

Harmount’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Co. approximately 191-?

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000299

Harry Webber in nip & tuck detectives. approximately 1877?

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000300

Henry E. Dixey as H. Irving : in Adonis. approximately 188-?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000301

Henry E. Dixey supported by Rice & Dixey’s Big Burlesque Co. in Adonis. approximately 188-?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000302

Hoop of Gold : Sammy. approximately 188-

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000303

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David DeWolf. ©1900

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000304

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1899

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000305

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1899

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000306

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1907

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000307

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1907

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000308

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1901

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000309

The new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. ©1902

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000310

Howorth’s Hibernica Comedy Company. between 1879 and 1897

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000311

Jim the penman. approximately 1886?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000312

Jim the penman. approximately 1886?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000313

John E. Owens in his famous pathetic & comic characters. between 1875 and 1886

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000314

John F. Sheridan. approximately 1892

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000315

John O’Donnell : the gifted actor and tenor in : Rollicking Shannon : management Al. Mc.Lean. ©1912

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000316

Joseph Grismer : the new South. approximately 189-?

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000317

Kate Claxton : in the sea of ice. approximately 1883

Artists: Jones Printers: Graphic Company
priJLC_ENT_000318

Keene. between 1885 and 1898

Artists: Rimanoczy, A., 1832-1910 ; Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000319

Kiralfy Bros. between 1874 and 1891

priJLC_ENT_000320

Kiralfy Bro's’ Enchantment. approximately 1879?

priJLC_ENT_000321

Kiralfy Bros. grand romantic spectacle : the ratcatcher of Hamelin. approximately 1886

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000322

Kiralfy Bros. new brilliant production : around the world in 80 days. approximately 1885

priJLC_ENT_000323

Little Puck Co. : Frank Daniels. approximately 1888?

Artists: Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000325

Louis Aldrich : under the direction of Chapman & Sellers. approximately 1886

Printers: Thomas, Sterling & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000326

Louis Aldrich : my partner. approximately 1886

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000327

M. F. Scott-Siddons. between 1868 and 1878?

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000328

Mary Beebe, of the Boston Ideal Opera Company. between 1879 and 1886

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.) ; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000329

The McGibeny family. approximately 1884?

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000330

The mother-in-law's discovery. between 1896 and 1900?

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000331

Mr. Joe Sullivan, comedian. approximately 1883

Printers: Hyde, James G.
priJLC_ENT_000332

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Darrow : colored dust drawings smoke pictures and finger shadows. approximately 1899

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000333

Mrs. Fiske : Tess of the D'Ubervilles approximately 1897

Artists: Sarony, Napoleon, 1821-1896 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000334

My sweetheart : R.E. Graham. Minnie Palmer. approximately 1881

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000335

The Night Owls Burlesque Company : Lizzie Mulvey and Bella Clifton. between 1885 and 1889

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000336

Original big 4 : Smith, Waldron, Cronin & Martin in their new departure. between 1881 and 1885

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000337

Otto : a German. between 1878 and 1884

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000338

Pat Rooney’s New York Star Combination : Rowe & Athol the world’s wonders : in their classic pictures of contortion. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000339

Paul Kauvar by Steele Mackaye : under the management of Mr. H. C. Miner. approximately 1888

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000340

A powerful play of New York life : the girl he couldn't buy : by Sumner Nichols. approximately 1914

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.
priJLC_ENT_000341

Richard III. : Richard Foote. Tragedian. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000342

Roland Reed in Humbug. approximately 1886

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000343

Rose Eytinge. approximately 1884

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000344

Rose Eytinge. approximately 1883

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000345

Royce and Lansing Musical Comedy Co. : in a basket of chips. approximately 1886

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000346

Saints and sinners : under the immediate direction of Mr. Cedric Hope. approximately 1887?

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000347

The Sherrys Musical Comedy Co. : Mrs. J.F. Sherry. approximately 190-?

Printers: Ackermann-Quigley Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000348

The Soudan. approximately 189-

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000349

The Soudan. approximately 189-

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000350

The Soudan. approximately 189-

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000351

The Tarrytown widow. between 1897 and 1902

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000352

That matrimonial musical mint julep, Dan Cupid, with a gorgeous gowned group of Gibson girls. approximately 1918?

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000353

Thos. W. Keene as Richard III. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000354

Adelphi Theatre! ... Tony Denier "A fellow of infinite jest." ... in the semi-English pantomime entitled Jack and the beanstalk. ... approximately 1876

Printers: National Printing & Engraving Company (U.S.)
priJLC_ENT_000355

Tony Denier’s Humpty Dumpty. : Mammoth double specialty company, all star artists. approximately 188-?

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000356

Truly yours Minnie Wallace, : in Joaquin Miller’s play, (and under the personal supervision of the author) Oregon! approximately 1886

priJLC_ENT_000357

Union Square Theatre success : a prisoner for life. approximately 1885

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000358

Van Osten & Day Concert Co. : Miss Inez Mecusker the favorite prima donna soprano. approximately 1890

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000359

Van Osten & Day Concert Co. : Miss Laura B. Phelps violin virtuoso. approximately 1890

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000360

Van Osten and Day Concert Co. : Donald C. Franck the greatest of all humorists. approximately 1890

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000361

Van Osten and Day Concert Co. : Thos. D. Van Osten. approximately 1890

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000362

Von Suppe’s comic opera Fatinitza. approximately 1878?

priJLC_ENT_000363

With Boston Lyceum Concert Co. : Inez Mecusker : the American cantatrice. approximately 1890

Printers: Shober & Carqueville
priJLC_ENT_000364

Zig zag : W.W. Tillotson’s Merry Comedy Co. approximately 1889

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000365

[Head-and-shoulders image of blond woman, facing right, wearing gypsy like clothing] ©1892

Printers: Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
priJLC_ENT_000366

Adah Richmond : American opera bouffe artist. approximately 187-

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000367

Adelina Gasparini. between 1878 and 1880

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000368

Ariel the flying dancer. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914
priJLC_ENT_000369

Arthur Rehan's Company : Augustin Daly’s latest & merriest success Nancy & Co. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000370

Arthur Rehan's Company : Augustin Daly’s latest and merriest success Nancy & Co. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000371

The banker’s daughter : act III the quarrel at the embassy - an insult resented. ©1879

Artists: Kendrick Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000372

Beacon lights. approximately 1887

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000373

Bella Moore. between 1885 and 1888

Printers: Wm. Bengough & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000374

Blackmail. approximately 1885

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000375

Campanini. between 1878 and 1880

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000376

The City Club Vaudeville & Burlesque Co. : Kitty Wells. approximately 189-

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000377

Clara Louise Kellogg. approximately 1883

Artists: Maerz, Alois J. Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000378

The comic opera success Said Pasha by Richard Stahl. approximately 1889?

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000379

Compliments of Sid. C. France. approximately 188-?

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000380

Emily Zola Burlesque Co. : Lida Gardner. approximately 189-

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000381

The fool’s revenge : W.E. Sheridan approximately 1884

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000382

Frankie Kemble. approximately 1887

Artists: Falk, B. J. (Benjamin J.), 1853-1925 Printers: Thomas, Sterling & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000383

Vidocq's : Gus Hill’s world of novelties. approximately 1887

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000384

Gus Williams in his new comedy “oh, what a night”. approximately 1885

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000385

The guv’nor. approximately 188-

priJLC_ENT_000386

M.W. Whitney. approximately 188-?

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.) ; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000387

Harmount’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Co. approximately 191-

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000388

Harmount’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin Co. approximately 191-

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000389

Harry Webber : [Nip and Tuck Detectives] approximately 1877?

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000390

Held by the enemy. approximately 188-?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000391

Hoodman Blind : by Wilson Barrett & Henry A. Jones. approximately 1887

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000392

Howard Athenaeum Star Specialty Co. of Boston. approximately 1887

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000393

I’ve been to see : the new baby : a howling success chaperoned by David De Wolf. approximately 1900

Printers: The U.S. Printing Co. ; Russell-Morgan Print
priJLC_ENT_000394

Jack Manley and his gallant New York fire laddies heroically subdue the flames. approximately 1887

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000395

Janauschek. approximately 188-

Printers: Bencke, Herman
priJLC_ENT_000396

Jas. H. Wallick’s cattle king : Kate Paxton. approximately 1886

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000397

Jean Burnside. approximately 1872

Artists: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904 Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000398

Joe in Polk’s mixed pickles. approximately 1885

Artists: Etherington, C. (Engraver) Printers: Calhoun Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_000399

John T. Raymond as Major Bob. : in paradise. approximately 1883

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000400

Kernell's ... the original “Gras”. approximately 1887

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000401

Kiralfy Bros.’ Enchantment. approximately 1879?

Artists: Kendrick
priJLC_ENT_000402

Lost, strayed or stolen. approximately 1896

Printers: H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000403

Louis Aldrich. between 1888 and 1897

Printers: Liebler & Maass
priJLC_ENT_000404

Louis Aldrich in my partner” by Bartley Campbell. approximately 1886

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000405

M.M.O.P. Jos. D. Murphy. Proprietor. approximately 1879?

priJLC_ENT_000406

Marie Nellini, with Mendelssohn Quintette Club of Boston. approximately 1880

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000407

Marie Prescott. between 1876 and 1893

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000408

Marston’s Uncle Tom’s cabin. approximately 190-

priJLC_ENT_000409

The Martens Trio. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000410

The Martens Trio. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000411

The marvelous melo-dramatic success. : "A great wrong" written by John A. Stevens. approximately 1886

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000412

Mattie Vickers. approximately 188-

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000413

Miller Bro’s. Kajanka. approximately 1890

Printers: Springer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000414

Minnie Palmer. approximately 1887

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000415

Minnie Wallace in Joaquin Miller’s idyl play, Oregon! approximately 1886

Printers: The Jones Lith Co.
priJLC_ENT_000416

Mlle. Cathérine Marco Strakosch Grand Italian Opera. approximately 1878

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000417

Mr. Barney Williams. between 1869 and 1872

Artists: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904 Printers: New England Lithographic Co.
priJLC_ENT_000418

Mr. Geo. S. Knight. approximately 188-?

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000419

Mrs. Geo. S. Knight. approximately 188-?

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000420

Nanon. approximately 1885

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000421

"On Broadway" by Clay M. Greene & Ben Teal Management Harry Williams : Maggie Cline. approximately 1896

Printers: H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000422

Peck’s Bad Boy. approximately 191-

Printers: Enterprise Litho Co.
priJLC_ENT_000423

Peck’s Bad Boy. approximately 191-

Printers: Enterprise Litho Co.
priJLC_ENT_000424

Polk’s Mixed Pickles Co. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000425

A Rag Baby by Chas. H. Hoyt. approximately 188-

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000426

Royce & Lansing’s Musical Comedy Co. : In our private tutors. approximately 1887

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000427

Salsbury’s Troubadours. between 1875 and 1887

priJLC_ENT_000428

Salsbury’s Troubadours. between 1875 and 1887

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000429

Salvini : supported by an American company. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914
priJLC_ENT_000430

Shook & Collier’s "Lights o’ London". approximately 188-

priJLC_ENT_000431

T. J. Farron’s soap bubble. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000432

T. J. Farron’s soap bubble. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000433

Taken from life. approximately 188-

priJLC_ENT_000434

Tom Karl. approximately 188-?

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000435

Truly Florence Roberts. between 1880 and 1900

priJLC_ENT_000436

Two orphans. approximately 1886

Artists: Arnold, Vic Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000437

Uncle Tom’s Cabin. approximately 190-?

Printers: Ackermann-Quigley Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000438

Very truly yours, Milton Nobles. approximately 1884

Printers: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_ENT_000439

Von Stamwitz. approximately 1878

Artists: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904 Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000440

Wallack’s moths. approximately 1883

Printers: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
priJLC_ENT_000441

The young American tragedian Edmund Collier in Metamora. approximately 1886

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000442

Yours Truly Minnie Palmer. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000443

Augustin Daly’s great play under the gaslight : under the management of P.T. Turner. approximately 1887

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000444

The Barnum of them all : Stetson's big double Uncle Tom's Cabin Company. approximately 1902

Printers: Standard Embossing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000445

The black valley in great sensation drama of Peep O’Day ... approximately 1863

Artists: Hart, Chas. (Charles), active 1870-1880
priJLC_ENT_000446

Geo. H. Adams own new Humpty Dumpty Troupe. approximately 1881

priJLC_ENT_000447

The gondola fete. approximately 187-?

priJLC_ENT_000448

A great wrong righted : John A. Stevens. approximately 1886

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000449

Harry Watson : the funniest. approximately 188-?

priJLC_ENT_000450

Harry Webber in nip & tuck detectives. approximately 1877?

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000451

Kate Claxton. Charles A. Stevenson. approximately 1883

Printers: Graphic Company
priJLC_ENT_000452

M.W. Hanley's Company presenting Edward Harrigan's latest New York success McSorley's Inflation. approximately 1883

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000453

Harrington Opera House. : Miss Leo Hudson with her trained mare, 'Black Bess," ... approximately 1872

Artists: T. Sinclair’s Lith. Printers: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_ENT_000454

Mr. W. J. Florence, the Irish comedian as Paddy Finnegan in his Irish drama of Mike the miner. approximately 1867

Artists: Magee, John L. Printers: Bonar, Thomas
priJLC_ENT_000455

Mr. & Mrs. Wm. J. Florence. approximately 187-?

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.) ; Riverside Press (Cambridge, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000456

The original & only Beedles & Prindle pleasure party silver band and classic orchestra. approximately 188-

priJLC_ENT_000457

The planter’s wife. approximately 188-

Printers: T. Sinclair & Son
priJLC_ENT_000458

The planter’s wife. approximately 188-

Printers: T. Sinclair & Son
priJLC_ENT_000459

Scene from "Peep O’Day." Laura Keene's Theatre. approximately 1862

Printers: Shearman & Hart
priJLC_ENT_000460

Sig. Giacomo Galetti : the European bird monarch : with his unexcelled birds in their wonderful feats. approximately 188-?

Printers: New York Popular Publishing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000461

Silbons’ Spectacular Burlesque Co. : Minnie Ross comedienne. approximately 1887

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000462

Snap the jay. approximately 190-?

Printers: Enquirer Job Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000463

Snelbaker’s majestic consolidation. approximately 1880

Printers: Maerz Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000464

Stuart Rogers in his wonderful impersonation of Rt. Hon. W. E. Gladstone. approximately 1886

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000601

Boston Theatre : Tompkins & Hill, proprietors : the most magnificent and largest theatre in America. between 1876 and 1885

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000961

A celebrated case : after Fontenoy, - the child's accusation. approximately 1878

Printers: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_ENT_000977

Constable Hook Company. approximately 1880

Artists: Arnold, Vic Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000979

Yer' 'and, Guv'nor, yer' 'and,. approximately 188-

Printers: Boston Job Print
priJLC_ENT_000980

Fun on the Bristol : or a night on the sound. approximately 188-

priJLC_ENT_000981

Levee scene on the Mississippi. approximately 187-

Artists: Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918 Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000982

French flats. approximately 1879

Artists: Arnold, Vic Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000983

[Young woman wearing cape looking out over water]. approximately 188-?

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914
priJLC_ENT_000984

[Couple standing together under a giant leaf]. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914
priJLC_ENT_000985

[Scenes of a fortified city and desert tribesmen]. between 1875 and 1890?

priJLC_ENT_000986

Yer' 'and, yer' 'and,. approximately 188-

Printers: Boston Job Print
priJLC_ENT_000987

[Young woman leaning on fence with child tugging on her dress]. approximately 188-

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914
priJLC_ENT_000988

[French aristocrats, women, and nuns on a staircase]. between 1885 and 1900

priJLC_ENT_000989

Chas. H. Thayer and his dramatic company. approximately 1878?

priJLC_ENT_000990

Princess Toto : comic opera in 3 acts by W.S. Gilbert and Frederic Clay. approximately 1879

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_000991

[Chicken on a nest of hatching clown heads]. after 1873

Printers: Boston Job Print
priJLC_ENT_000992

Adelina Patti. approximately 188-

Printers: Kurz & Allison
priJLC_ENT_000993

Max Faetkenheuer offers the English Opera Co. in the success of two continents Madam Butterfly ... Miss Louis Collier ... approximately 1909

Printers: Enquirer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000994

Dollie Nobles. approximately 1884

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000995

Zozo the magic queen. approximately 1887

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000996

Mr. W. E. Burton, As Toodle, as originally played by him, over six hundred nights, at the various theatres in the United States. ©1859

Artists: Gurney, J. (Jeremiah), 1812-1895 Printers: Parsloe, Edmond Publishers: Parsloe, Edmond
priJLC_ENT_000997

Mr. W. E. Burton, As Toodle, as originally played by him, over six hundred nights, at the various theatres in the United States. ©1859

Artists: Gurney, J. (Jeremiah), 1812-1895 Printers: Parsloe, Edmond Publishers: Parsloe, Edmond
priJLC_ENT_000998

Louise Shaffer musical artiste. after 1879

Printers: Kurz & Allison
priJLC_ENT_000999

Bartley Campbell author of "my partner" and his great double New York success the galley slave. approximately 1881

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_001000

Yours sincerely Annie Ward Tiffany. between 1875 and 1880

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001001

Lillie Hall. approximately 188-

Printers: Henry Seibert & Bros.
priJLC_ENT_001002

The celebrated young Brazilian violinist Maurice Dengremont. approximately 1881

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_001003

America's own musical artists Fields and Hoey. Dancers and vocalists. between 1875 and 1878

Artists: Lord, F Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_001004

Janauschek. approximately 188-

Printers: Bencke, Herman
priJLC_ENT_001005

Lizzie Payne. approximately 1881

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_001006

Madison Square Theatre Company. : The professor. approximately 1881

Printers: Hatch Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_001008

Pour prendre congé or seeing Switzerland : Emmerson, Clark & Daly Brothers. approximately 1881

priJLC_ENT_001009

The Night Owls. approximately 189-

Printers: Springer Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_001010

Lena Aberle : in Ouida a great production. approximately 188-

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001015

Col. Sinn's New Park Theatre. approximately 1875

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001342

Cassie and Victoria Foster : the fairy sisters : smallest persons in the world. ©1873

Artists: Briggs, A. Printers: Clear & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001343

The Danites. ©1878

Artists: Willard, Archibald M., 1836-1918 Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001344

Buffalo Bill Combination : Buffalo Bill's new drama 20 days or Buffalo Bill's pledge. approximately 1882

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001345

Mrs. McKee Rankin, ... approximately 1881

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_001346

John Thompson and his star troupe of comic characters. : In "around the world". approximately 1880

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001347

John Thompson and his star troupe of comic characters. : In "around the world." approximately 1880

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001348

Broadway Theatre corner of Broadway & Broome St. : John E. Owens as "Paul Pry". approximately 1865

Artists: Hart, Chas. (Charles), active 1870-1880
priJLC_ENT_001874

Howard Star Company. : The American star comique, Gus. Williams. approximately 1874

Artists: Frizzell, S. S. (Samuel S.), 1843-1895 ; Dunshee, E. S. Printers: Boston Job Print
priJLC_ENT_001875

Hearne's hearts of oak. approximately 1882

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_001876

Frank Girard's attraction. A cold day when we get left. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_001877

Wm. Stafford : in the marble heart. approximately 1882

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_001878

Saturday night : a double number this week. approximately 1887

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_002330

Oliver Twist. between 1875 and 1900?

Printers: Calhoun Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_002331

Oliver Twist : Nancy Sikes. between 1875 and 1900?

Printers: Calhoun Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_002332

Dainty Fanny Rice : America’s queen of mirth and music. approximately 1894

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_002333

May Irwin. ©1904

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_002334

British Blonde Burlesque Troupe. ©1870

Printers: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_ENT_002335

The Henry Burlesque Co. : Ada Henry. approximately 189-

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_002337

Uncle Tom’s Cabin. approximately 192-?

Printers: Erie Litho. & Ptg. Co.
priJLC_ENT_002338

The Duke's motto : I am here : at Niblo's Garden every evening until further notice, in which Mr. Collins will appear. approximately 1863

Printers: Hart, Chas. (Charles), active 1870-1880
priJLC_ENT_002511

P. T. Barnum introducing Madelle. Jenny Lind to Ossian E. Dodge : the "Boston vocalist," and purchaser of the $625 ticket for the first concert of the Swedish nightingale in Boston. approximately 1850

Printers: J.H. Bufford & Co.
priJLC_ENT_002512

Stephen Massett (Jeems Pipes of Pipesville.) between 1857 and 1863

Printers: Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
priJLC_ENT_002513

Sunday school singing. : Sings at the Pilgrim to night. Tickets for sale here. approximately 1867?

Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_002514

The Germania Musical Society. between 1848 and 1850

Printers: Sarony & Major
priJLC_ENT_002515

Grand concert, by the Mendelssohn Society. : The sixth concert of this society will be given at Hotchkiss Hall, Thursday evening, April 27th, 1854. 1854

priJLC_ENT_002516

Gounod. approximately 188-

Printers: Kurz & Allison
priJLC_ENT_002517

Sousa's grand concert band : Sousa's band at Manhattan Beach. 1895-1896

Printers: H.A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_002528

The Alleghanians, vocalists and bell-players : as they appeared at the Crystal Palace, London, Jany. 6th. 1866, before an audience of eleven thousand, three hundred & eighty four person. approximately 1866

Printers: Laing, Joseph, 1827 or 1828-
priJLC_ENT_002529

Tony Denier's Alfred the great Miaco clown pantomimist and emperor of the stilts : with Humpty Dumpty newly hatched. 1881-1882

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_002530

"Cheek" Marsden's latest success with the eccentric comedian Roland Reed. approximately 1882

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_002531

De Wolf Hopper will appear in 100 Wives. approximately 1881

Printers: Kurz & Allison
priJLC_ENT_002532

100 Wives. approximately 1881

Printers: J.M.W. Jones Stationery & Printing Co.
priJLC_ENT_002533

The Banker's daughter. approximately 1884

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_002534

Collier's Banker's Daughter combination. 1881-1882

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_002535

Rooms for rent : Mrs. Cutter : "who will paint your picture." approximately 1881

Printers: A. Hoen & Co.
priJLC_ENT_002536

Pat Rooney & Little Katy in their character sketch. approximately 1882

Printers: Windisch, A.
priJLC_ENT_002537

[Gussie Morris Company] approximately 1881

priJLC_ENT_002538

Bella Vivian as Bettina : in our Jonathan or the law of the land. approximately 1886

priJLC_ENT_002539

Madison Square Theatre Co. : the professor. approximately 1881

Printers: Hatch Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_002540

Baylies & Kennedy's "Bright Lights." approximately 1884

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_002541

Effie Ellsler. approximately 1883

Artists: Baker, Joseph E., approximately 1837-1914 Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_002542

Flora Moore : "drummer in petticoats." approximately 1885

Printers: Thomas, Henry Atwell, 1834-1904
priJLC_ENT_002543

George Knight's Comedy Co. over the garden wall by Scott Marble. approximately 1885

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_002544

Salsbury's Troubadours : Nellie McHenry. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_002545

Wrinkles. ©1884

Artists: De La Harpe, Joseph, 1850-1901 Printers: Windisch, A. Publishers: Behman, Louis C., 1855-1902
 

Subseries B. Minstrel (large size) approximately 1853-approximately 1925

Physical Description: 61 items

Scope and Content

This subseries contains 61 large-size items that pertain to minstrel show entertainment primarily in the United States from the 1850s to the 1920s. The majority of items consist of lithographic posters related to minstrel dance, comedic, and musical acts, often with caricatured depictions of African Americans; blackface entertainers both in costume and in formal dress; and female minstrels.

Arrangement

Individual items within this series are arranged numerically by call number.
priJLC_ENT_000260

[Collage of a burlesque and minstrel performers and acts] approximately 1880

Printers: Maerz Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000324

The long and short of it. : Wesley Bros. approximately 188-?

Printers: Ledger Job Printing Office (Philadelphia, Pa.)
priJLC_ENT_000465

Al. G. Field Big Minstrels : Dan Quinlan the Chesterfield of modern minstrelsy. approximately 1899

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000466

Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels : the sumptuous scenic surprise the fiesta of flowers. A $10.000,00 feature. ©1907

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000467

Baird’s Mammoth Minstrels. approximately 1886

Printers: Great Western Pr. Eng. & Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000468

[Twelve banjo players] ©1879

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000469

Barlow, Wilson and Co.’s Mammoth Minstrels : the peoples choice. between 1882 and 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000470

Barlow, Wilson, Primrose & West’s Mammoth Minstrels : the people's choice. between 1880 and 1882

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000471

Mme. Rentz’s Minstrels always the best : unique and peerless the fountain head of refined novelty, ... approximately 1880

Printers: Maerz Lith. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000472

Galaxy of stars : minstrels. approximately 189-?

Printers: Riverside Printing Company
priJLC_ENT_000473

George Thatcher and Carroll Johnson’s Minstrels : George Thatcher America's greatest minstrel and punster. approximately 1889

Printers: Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Company
priJLC_ENT_000474

Haverly’s American European original mastodon minstrels. approximately 1888

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000475

Haverly’s American European original mastodon minstrels : Howe & Doyle ... approximately 1887

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000476

Haverly’s American United Mastodon Minstrels : realistic reminiscence. Illustrating. approximately 1880

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000477

H.R.H. the prince of Wales and the royal family, visiting Her Majesty's Theatre in London, to witness the performance of Haverly’s European United Mastodon Minstrels. approximately 1881

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000478

Haverly’s European Mastodon Minstrels : Haverly's theatre 12 nights and 6 matinees, commencing Monday, Dec. 26. approximately 1881

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000479

Haverly’s European Mastodon Minstrels : 40 original 40. ©1878, approximately 1881

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000480

Haverly’s Genuine Colored Minstrels. between 1878 and 1885?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000481

Haverly’s Genuine Negro Minstrels : the big black boom. between 1878 and 1885

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000482

Haverly’s United Mastodon Minstrels : 40 performers 40. approximately 1879

Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000483

Haverly’s United Mastodon Minstrels : a few of the principal attractions. ©1878, approximately 1879

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge & Co. Lith.
priJLC_ENT_000484

I.W. Baird’s famous minstrels : streets blockaded to see the matchless musical & military parade free to all. between 1876 and 1889

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_000485

The J. H. Haverly Mastodon Minstrels : "Waltz me again." approximately 1900

Printers: H.C. Miner Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000486

McNish, Johnson & Slavin's refined minstrels. The versatile comedian Carroll Johnson ... between 1885 and 1888

Printers: Courier Company
priJLC_ENT_000487

Messett’s musical entertainers. approximately 1925

Printers: Quigley Litho. Co.
priJLC_ENT_000488

Minstrels. : New song & dance. - The barbers holiday. between 1878 and 1885

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000489

[Musicians playing stringed instruments] between 1878 and 1885?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000491

Oscar F. Hodge Presents Neil O’Brien great American super-minstrels. between 1912 and 1922

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000492

Primrose & West’s big minstrels : we are the "scorchers" of minstrelsy. ©1895

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000493

[Acrobats and jockeys] between 1878 and 1885?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000494

Al. G. Field Minstrels : Billy Beard the party from the South. between 1917 and 1920

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.
priJLC_ENT_000495

Don’t stop us: we are off to Moore & Burgess" minstrels. approximately 1898?

Printers: Stafford & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000496

J. H. Haverly. between 1880 and 1882

Artists: Morgan, Matthew Somerville, 1839-1890 Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000497

John F. Byrnes & Miss Helene crayon artists & grotesque comedians : Reilly & Woods J.F. Byrnes Comedy & Specialty Co. approximately 1885

priJLC_ENT_000498

King High Kickers. between 1877 and 1881

priJLC_ENT_000499

Lew Dockstader’s Minstrels : Dave Foy the Goliath of comedy. approximately 1893

Printers: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
priJLC_ENT_000500

Lew Dockstader’s Minstrels : George Powers banjoist and comedian. between 1891 and 1894

Printers: Metropolitan Job Printing and Engraving Establishment
priJLC_ENT_000501

[African American man holding umbrella and another man falling] ©1890

Printers: Calvert Lithographing Co. (Detroit, Mich.)
priJLC_ENT_000502

McNish, Ramza & Arno’s Refined Minstrels : two great cards Ted Francis Geo. B. Leslie. approximately 1888

Printers: A.S. Seer’s Printing Establishment (New York, N.Y.)
priJLC_ENT_000503

Mme. Rentz’s Minstrels : superb mise-en-scene and grand opening chorus from the exquisite new comic opera, Billee Taylor. approximately 1881

Printers: Henry Seibert & Bros.
priJLC_ENT_000504

The world famed Moore & Burgess Minstrels. approximately 1898?

Printers: Stafford & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000505

Petrie and Fish : comedians Reilly & Wood's JF. Byrne's Comedy & Specialty Co. approximately 1885

priJLC_ENT_000506

Petts & Straffin’s : Minstrels Co. burlesque opera troupe. approximately 1885

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000507

Sarah B. Adrien French English. approximately 188-?

priJLC_ENT_000508

Sprague’s Original Georgia Minstrels. between 1878 and 1883

Printers: Chicago Lithographing Co.
priJLC_ENT_000509

[Three minstrel scenes of actors, acrobats and dancers] between 1878 and 1885?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000510

Tony Pastor’s Grand Company : Callan Haley and Callan. approximately 1886

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Sterling
priJLC_ENT_000511

Wilson & Rankin’s Minstrels : Geo. Wilson. between 1885 and 1888

Printers: W. J. Morgan & Co.
priJLC_ENT_000512

The world famed M’me Rentz’s celebrated minstrels. approximately 187-

priJLC_ENT_000972

I.W. Baird’s New Orleans Minstrels advance : twelfth annual tour. approximately 1880

Printers: Alfred Mudge and Son
priJLC_ENT_000973

"Harley Bros". between 1887 and 1890

Printers: H. A. Thomas & Wylie
priJLC_ENT_000974

[Six minstrel performers dancing] between 1850 and 1900

priJLC_ENT_000975

William H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee : four of our nation's fun makers. ©1899

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_000976

H.R.H. the prince of Wales and the royal family, visiting Her Majesty's Theatre in London, to witness the performance of [Haverly’s European United Mastodon Minstrels]. approximately 1881

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_001007

The great jubilee scene. between 1878 and 1885?

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_001335

Buckley's New Orleans Serenades : who have appeared with great success in the following countries, England, Ireland, ... approximately 1853

priJLC_ENT_001336

I.W. Baird's Famous Minstrels : perfect in every detail - strong and solid. between 1876 and 1889

Printers: Armstrong & Co. (Boston, Mass.)
priJLC_ENT_001337

Pat Rooney's New York star combination : Woodson and Bennett, character artists. approximately 1884

Printers: Central Lith & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_001871

Haverly's Minstrels : The picnic. Tableau or "who brought her here.?" approximately 188-

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_ENT_001872

Lester & Allen's big minstrels : "Two new sports in town." approximately 1885

Printers: Central Lith. & Eng. Co.
priJLC_ENT_002546

Primrose & West's Minstrels : 'evolution' of the 'song & dance.' approximately 1890

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
 

Subseries C. Magic and Miscellaneous (large size) approximately 1892-approximately 1940

Physical Description: 13 items

Scope and Content

This subseries contains 13 primarily lithographic posters that pertain to magicians, motion pictures, and wild west shows in the United States from the late 1890s to approximately 1940.

Arrangement

Individual items within this series are arranged numerically by call number.
priJLC_ENT_000123

“Leopard Men of Africa” : Half brute! Half human! They dive from trees to kill! The new African thriller 10,000 other jungle thrills! approximately 1940

priJLC_ENT_001367

Carter the great : Carter beats the devil. approximately 1926

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001368

Kellar. ©1900

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company,
priJLC_ENT_001369

Triumphant American tour George the supreme master of magic : 18 people carload of scenic effects. approximately 192-

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001370

Kellar the great magician. ©1894

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company,
priJLC_ENT_001371

Brush : king of wizards : school of occidental and oriental magic. between 1910 and 1930

Printers: Goes Lithographic Co.
priJLC_ENT_001372

Triumphant American tour George the supreme master of magic : 18 people carload of scenic effects. approximately 192-

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001373

Triumphant American tour George the supreme master of magic 18 people car load of scenic effects. approximately 192-

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001375

See Kar-Mi : the great troupe : originators and presenters of the most marvelous sword swallowing act on Earth. ... approximately 191-

Printers: Donaldson Litho. Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001376

Kar-mi : swallows a loaded gun barrel : and shoots a cracker from a man's head. ©1914

Printers: National Printing & Engraving Company (U.S.); Publishers: Hallworth, Joseph B., 1872,
priJLC_ENT_001377

Quality Amusement Corp. presents "Custer's last fight" the greatest wild west feature ever filmed. approximately 1925

Printers: Otis Lithograph Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001378

Blanche Walsh in Tolstoy's immortal drama Resurrection in moving pictures four parts. approximately 1912

Printers: Schmidt Label & Litho. Co.,
priJLC_ENT_001379

California Rodeo: the greatest of American round ups. approximately 1913