Guide to the North American 19th century theatre broadside collection, 1850-1867

North American 19th century theatre broadside C0081


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Title North American 19th century theatre broadside collection
Date 1850-1867
Physical Characteristics 2 linear ft.; 1 box
Abstract This collection contains around 100 theatre broadsides from the mid-nineteenth century. Nearly all of the broadsides were published in Boston, advertising theatre, opera, and lighter fare in various Boston venues.
Collection number C0081
Language English

Historical Information

Since the eighteenth century, theatre-going in Boston has been quite popular, even if not entirely legal. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Boston was in conflict between a Puritan history and artistic freedom. Theaters often used non-controversial or misleading names (such as the Boston Museum) to partially disguise their identity as a theatre. However, this struggle between religious and artistic ideas lasted into the 20th century.

Theatre in Boston flourished throughout most of the nineteenth century despite this ongoing feud. Smaller playhouses led to more prominent theatres such as the Boston Theatre (1854-1925), Boston Museum (1841-1903), and the Howard Anthenaeum (1845-1953). These major theatres were generally located close to Boston's commercial center and the Beacon Hill residences of affluent theatre attendees.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains around 100 theatre broadsides from the mid-nineteenth century. Nearly all of the broadsides were published in Boston, advertising theatre, opera, and lighter fare in various Boston venues. Other locations include venues in New York and Canada. The collection contains an estimated forty broadside bills for performances at the Boston Theatre between 1954-1958, thirty for performances at the Howard Anthenaeum between 1951-1957, twenty at the Boston Museum in 1952-1958, and others at the Boston National Theatre, the Boston Academy of Music, and City Hall.

Most of the broadsides measure approximately 7" x 19", with some variation, and feature classic nineteenth-century typography with artful fonts and little pointing hands. Some of the broadsides are also accompanied by interesting graphics along the margins. The collection includes ads for such varied bills as Adelina Patti in Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor; G.G. Spear in the drama, Moll Pitcher! The Fortune Teller; a Pyne and Harrison Opera Company production of Rip Van Winkle; and a drama by Dion Boucicault and E. H. House titled Arrah-Na-Pogue! Or, the Wicklow Wedding, which advertises segregated seating for blacks and warns that women will not be admitted if unaccompanied by a man.

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Arrangement

Organized mainly by venue. Some single broadsides grouped together.

Series 1: National Theatre of Boston, 1850-1857 (Box 1)
Series 2: Boston Museum, 1852-1858 (Box 1)
Series 3: Boston Theatre, 1854-1858 (Box 1)
Series 4: Howard Anthenaeum, 1851-1857 (Box 1)
Series 5: Boston Academy of Music, 1860 (Box 1)
Series 6: Canada and New York City, 1855-1867 (Box 1)
Series 7: Boston and New York City, 1850s-1860s (Box 1)

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other theatre collections.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

Boston Museum (1847-1903)
Boston Theatre (Washington Street, Boston, Mass.)
Howard Athenaeum.

Subjects:

Theatre--Canada--New Brunswick.
Theatre--Massachusetts--Boston.
Theatre--New York--New York.

Document Types:

Broadsides--1850-1870.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

North American 19th century theatre broadside collection, Collection #C0081, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kate Norman. EAD markup completed by Kate Norman in April 2010.

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Contents List

Series 1: National Theatre of Boston Broadsides, 1850-1857
This series contains six broadsides of performances at the National Theatre of Boston, ranging from 6"x15" to 7"x21".
Box Folder
1 1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, October 25, 1850
"Life of a Woman", "Child of the Regiment", Mr. Murdoch performing.
1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, March 10, 1852
Governor Boutwell and Lieut. Gov. Cushman visiting theatre, "Henry VIII", farewell engagement of Charlotte Cushman - impersonating Queen Katherine, Mrs. Simpson, and Meg Merriles - "Simpson and Co.", "I've Swallowed a Policeman".
1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, February 28, 1853
French and Spanish Dancers, "Naval Engagements", "The Omnibus", "The Phenomenon in a Smock Frock".
1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, January 1, 1857
Mr. James Anderson, Miss Agnes Elsworthy, "Cloud and Sunshine", "Wandering Minstrel".
1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, April 28, 1850s-1860s
"Jack Cade"-or-"The Kentish Rebellion", Mr. Neafie, "Cousin Joe", "THe Corsican Brothers", Judge Conrad.
1 National Theatre of Boston Broadside, March 31 and April 1, 1850s-1860s
G.G. Spear's first appearance since returning from California, "Moll Pitcher! The Fortune Teller of Lynn", Dr J.S. Jones, "Paddy the Piper-or-The Cow that Eat him", Miss Ann Bacon.
Series 2: Boston Museum Broadsides, 1852-1858
This series contains twenty broadsides of performances at the Boston Museum, ranging from 9"x12" to 7"x20".
Box Folder
1 2 Boston Museum Broadside, January 24, 1857
Mrs. Farren, "Griselda, The Forest Child", "The Milliners' Holiday", "Second Love", Mr. W. Warren.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, January 28, 1857
Mrs. Farren, "Second Love", Mrs. H. Eckhardt, "Tit for Tat"-or-"The Double Strategem", J. Palgrave Simpson.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, April 23, 1858
Annual Benefit for Mr. J.H. Angier - treasurer of the museum, "Paul Pry"-or-"I Hope I Don't Intrude", John poole, Esq., "Married Rake", "Two Bonnycastles", "Valentine and Orson".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, October 23, 1857
Benefit of W.H. Smith, "The Cure for the Heart Ache", "Therese"-or-"The Orphan of Geneva"
2 Boston Museum Broadside, December 24, 1856
Last week of Chinese Pagent, "Aladdin"-or-"The Wonderful Lamp", "My Husband's Mirror".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, September, 1852
Miss Julia Bennett, "The Mysterious Stranger", Mr. Warren, The Polka Quadrille, "No Song, No Supper", Gretna Green, Grimshaw, Bagshaw, and Bradshaw.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, September, 1852
Miss Julia Bennett, "Belle's Strategem", Mr. Warren, "Allow me to Apologize", "Farmer's Story", "Make Your Wills".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, October 17, 1856
Farewell Benefit of Mr. J.W. Wallack Jr., Me. Henry Wallack, "Werner"-or-"The Inheritance", "Country Squire"-or-"Two Days at the Hall", "The Fairy Star", Miss Agnes Robertson.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, January 16, 1850s-1860s
Benefit of Mr. W.H. Smith, Mrs. Annie Senter, Mr. J.W. Wallack, Jr., "Lady of Lyons"-or-"Love and Pride", "How Stout You're Getting".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, November 28, 1850s-1860s
"Valentine and Orson", "Fire Eater".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, August 27, 1855
Declaring theatre's thirteenth season as individual enterprise amusement for the general public without the "influence of a host of stockholders", Mrs. Farren, "Venice Preserved", "The Dead Shot", Thomas otway, "School for Scandal".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, April 8, 1850s-1860s
"Aladdin"-or-"The Wonderful Lamp", Mr. W.H. Smith
2 Boston Museum Broadside, April 13, 1850s-1860s
Benefit of Mrs. Annie Senter, "The Hunchback", James Sheridan Knowles, "Like as Two Peas", Miss A. Raymond, Mr. S. Lake, "Uncle Tom's Cabin".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, May 16, 1856
Benefit of Mr. J. Proctor, Mrs. J. Proctor, "Nick of the Woods"-or-"The Jibbenainosay", "Dumb Belle", "Loan of a Lover", Mr. James Bennett.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, September 21, 1855
Image of the museum, declaring the theatre's thirteenth season, farewell benefit for Mrs. Ferren, "Loving Woman", "Captive"-or-"Scenes in a Madhouse", "The Daughter of the Regiment"-or-"The Gallant 21st", Mark Lemon, Esq., Mrs. Charles Howard,
2 Boston Museum Broadside, September 8, 1855
Image of museum, declaration of 13th season, Mrs. Farren, "The Love Chase", James Sheridan Knowles, "Perfection"-or-"The Maid of Munster", "The Loving Woman".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, November 24, 1853
Thanksgiving Day, "Talisman"-or-" The Fairy's Favor".
2 Boston Museum Broadside, February 28, 1850s-1860s
"The Magic Mirror"-or-"The Spirit of the Age", H.J. Conway, Esq.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, April 27, 1855
Farewell benefit of Mrs. Annie Senter, "The Wife"-or-"A Tale of Mantua", "Day After the Wedding", Mrs. Charles Kemble, "The Mysterious Stranger", a new petit comedy in rehearsal from London.
2 Boston Museum Broadside, February 8, 1856
Farewell benefit of Miss Fanny Vining and E.L. Davenport, "Charity's Love"-or-"The Trials of a Heart", "Morning Call", "Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady", Benefit of Mr. J.H. Ring, Jefferson S. Batkins, "The Silver Spoon, Mrs. H. Eckhardt, Miss A. Raymond, Mr. S. Lake.
Series 3: Boston Theatre, 1854-1858
This series contains thirty-six broadsides of performances at the Boston Theatre, ranging from 7"x18" to 6"x24".
Box Folder
1 3 Boston Theatre Broadside, May 3, 1852
Mrs. C.N. Sinclair, Mrs. Forrest, "Ingomar! The Barbarian", Mr. George Vandenhoff, "The Swiss Swains", present demands against firm of WRIGHT, FENNO, and BIRD for liquidation, J.B. Wright, Ms. A. Raymond, Mr. S. Lake.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, March 10, 1856
Benefit of Mrs. Barrow, "Olympia"-or-"The Life of an Actress", poem of "Hiawatha", Mr. T. Comer, "Mr. and Mrs. Lilly W.", orchestral performance, notice of a box in second tier assigned for the use of colored persons.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, October 20, 1854
Benefit of Miss Julia Dean, "Evadne"-or-"The Statue", "Honey Moon", orchestral performance, Mr. T. Comer.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, April 5, 1855
"Invisible Prince"-or-"The Island of Tranquil Delights" - produced at cost of several thousand dollars, "Priestess".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, April 28, 1856
Shakespearean Pagent, "Midsummer Night's Dream", "Pyramus and Thisbe".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, April 17, 1855
Great fairy opera produced at cost of several thousand dollars - "Cinderella" - full New York chorus joined to the Boston choristers, T. Comer, H.W. Du Lang, Miss Louisa Pyne, Mr. W. Harrison, Mr. John Wood, W.H. Smith.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, March 24, 1856
Mrs. Hudson Kirby, Mr. James Bennett, "The Wife", "Young Widow"-or-" A Lesson for Lovers", notice for a box for colored persons.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, November 12, 1855
Mr. Forrest, "Macbeth", orchestral performance, "Pleasant Neighbor", beware of sparious tickets offered for sale in streets.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, March 16, 1855
Benefit of Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert, "Town and Country", "Jenny Lind", "Uncle John", Mrs. Julia Hayne/Miss Julia Dean.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, January 10, 1857
The WOnderful Ravels, Mlle. Robert from the Academy of Paris, M. Leon Espinoza, "School Master", "Festival Dansant", "Jocko-The Brazilian Ape", "La Esmerelda", corps de ballet.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 22, 1854
"Merchant of Venice", "Sophia's Supper", orchestral performances, Wanted: 100 auxiliares for "Richard III".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, June 3, 1858
Miss Charlotte Cushman as "Meg Merrilies", Mr. E.L. Davenport, "Guy Mannering"-or-"The Gipsey's Prophecy", box reserved for colored persons on second tier.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, June 11, 1855
Farewell benefit for Mrs. Barrow, Miss Rosa Bennett from Haymarket Theatre in London and Wallack's in New York, "Mysterious Stranger", "London Assurance".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, April 2, 1858
Farewell benefit of Edwin Booth, "The Robbers of the Black Forest of Bohemia", orchestral piece, "Katharine and Petruchio"-or-"The Taming of the Shrew", "Jessie Brown"-or-"The Relief of Lucknow", Agnes RObertson, Dion Bourcicault, notice of seating for colored persons.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, January 5, 1858
Matilda Herron, H.F. Daly, notice of seating for colored persons, "Camille" - translated from French, orchestral performance, "Wanted, 1000 Milliners for the Gold Diggings!".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 11, 1857
Benefit of Mr. Charles Thorne, Mrs. Charles Thorne, notice of seating for colored persons, "The Stranger"-or-"Misanthropy and Repentance", "The Avenger"-or-"The Moor of Sicily".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, November 19, 1857
Bonzani Ballet Troupe, Cesare Cecchetti, notice of seating for colored persons, "Faust", "Biricchino Di. Parici (Le Gamin De. Paris)", "The Secret", The Ronzani Ballet Troupe, "Golden Horse".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 25, 1857
"Richard III"-or the-"Battle of Bosworth Field", "Milliners' Holiday"-or-"Girls on a Frolic", "Money".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, March 12, 1855
Benefit of Mr. G. Pauncefort, "King John", "Used Up!", Invisible Prince", "The Priestess".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, April 13, 1855
Benefit of Mr. Barry, "Rule a Wife and Have a Wife", "King and the Mimic", "Norma Trauestie" from Adelphi Theatre in London, theatre closed one night for "Cinderella" rehearsal.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, January 30, 1855
Mr. Hackett, Senorita Soto, Madame Ciocca, G.W. SMith, Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, a grand ballet divertisment, "King Henry IV", "Loan of a Lover", opera of "Lucrezia Borgia".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, October 16, 1854
Miss Julia Dean, "Love", James Sheridan Knowles, orchestral performance, "New Footman", "The Hunchback", "Romeo and Juliet".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, September 24, 1856
Two copies of this broadside.
Notice of seating for colored persons, "Retribution" from London, "Exhibition Song of All Nations" - sung by Mrs. John Wood during the Great Exhibition in London, "Mischief Making", "Tempest", ticket holder will be accepted any night due to a severe storm.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 18, 1854
"Merry Wives of Windsor"-or-"Falstaff in Love", orchestral performance, "Sophia's Supper", "Richard III", "School for Scandal".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 13, 1854
"Beggar's Opera" - with songs, ballads, and duets - "Postilion Polka", "Pleasant Neighbor", "Bohemian Girl", "La Sonnambula", Books for opera on sale at theatre.
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, November 15, 1854
Mr. Forrest, "Othello - The Moor of Venice", orchestral performance, "New Footman".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, June 7, 1855
Ravel Troupe, Francois Ravel, Yrca Mathias, "Le Exercises de Corde", "Le Diable Amoureaux", "The Green Monster".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 27, 1855
Notice of seating for colored persons, "Temprest"-or-"The Enchanted Island".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, September 25, 1855
Two copies of this broadside.
Mr. G. Vandenhoff from Europe, "Money", orchestral performance, "Betty Martin", "School for Scandal", "The Laughing Hyena".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, September 18, 1855
Two copies of this broadside.
"Much Ado About Nothing", orchestral performance, "Game of Romps", "A Cure for the Heartache", "12th Night".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 3, 1855
Miss Adelaide Phillipps, "Devil's Bridge" opera, song list from opera, "Sketches in India", "The Duenna", "The Laughing Hyerna".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, December 4, 1855
Miss Adelaide Phillipps, "Duenna" opera, song list from opera, "Laughing Hyena".
3 Boston Theatre Broadside, November 21, 1854
Mr. Forrest, "Gladiator", orchestral performance, "Swiss Cottage"-or-"Why Don't She Marry?", "Metamora! Metamora".
Series 4: Howard Anthenaeum, 1851-1857
This series contains nineteen broadsides of performances at the Howard Anthenauem in Boston, ranging from 7"x12 1/2" to 7 1/2"x20".
Box Folder
1 4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, January 23, 1852
colored persons admitted to third circle only, auction for choice seats, Clark and Hatch auctioneers, "The Black Domino", Benefit of Mad. Anna Thillon, Miss Julia Daly, J.M. White, "The Little Treasure", "Married Rake", "Day After the Wedding", omnibus transport options.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, December 14, 1855
"Still Waters Run Deep", "The Little Treasure", Miss Louisa Howard, Miss Charlotte Crampton, Mr. Henry Ferren, "Belphegor the Mountebank", colored persons admitted to the gallery only.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, December 9, 1852
colored persons admitted to third circle only, Mrs. Warner, "Love" with full orchestra, Sheridan Knowles, Mr. W. Marshall, "French Spy", "Anne Blake" from London, omnibus transport options.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, December 12, 1850s-1860s
Benefit for Mrs. Hamblin, Mrs. Shaw, Sheridan Knowles, "Love", Mr. A.W. Fenno, Mr. John Gilbert, Miss Lucille Western, "Honesty the Best Policy", "Love Chase", "Douglas", Mr. W. Marshall, comic vocalist Mr. Pete Morns, colored persons admitted to upper tier only.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, December 8, 1851
Colored persons admitted to third circle only, Mrs. Warner, "Winter's Tale", "Katharine and Petruchio" - chorus line written for spectators to imagine a lapse of sixteen years, "Ingomar".
On reverse of broadside: "Opinions of the English Press of the celebrated tragic actress Mrs. Warner".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, February 3, 1852
Colored persons admitted to third circle only, farewell engagement of Mr. Buchanan, "Hamlet! Prince of Denmark", orchestral performance, "Artful Dodger", "Black Domino", "Daughter of the Regiment", "Crown Diamonds", Madame Anna Thillon, "King Lear", "A New Way to Pay Old Debts", omnibus transport options.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, October 24, 1856
Pyne and Harrison English Opera Troupe, Benefit of Mr. W. Harrison, Miss Louisa pyne singing "The Skylark" and "Rode's Celebrated Air and Variations", Mr. W. Harrison singing "Oh! Whisper What thou Feelist!", "Crown Diamonds", "Contentment Versus Riches", "The Beggar's Opera", colored persons admitted to the gallery only.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, May 7, 1850s-1860s
colored persons admitted to gallery only, farewell benefit of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matthews, "Handsome Husband", "Married for Money", "The Honeymoon", "Turning the Tables", "The Comical Countess", "The Gun Trick", "He Would be an Actor", benefit of Mr. John E. Owens.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, November 23, 1853
Mr. Wallack, "Don Caesar De Bazan", Miss Fanny Howard, orchestral performance, "Old Oak Chest"-or-"The Smuggler's Son and the Robber's Daughter", Wanted: ladies for the Corps de Ballet.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, October 1, 1855
J.M. Field and T. Placide - Managers, "Still Waters Run Deep", Mr. J.S. Browne, "Sketches in India".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, April 10, 1855
Colored persons admitted to gallery only, Miss Kimberly, "Hamlet", Mr. McDonough, "Robert Macaire", Benefit of Mrs. I.C. Frost, "Clara"-or-"The Christian Heroine".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, August 21, 1857
Colored persons admitted to gallery only - no free list, coolest theatre in the city!, Mr. W.R. Blake, Mr. George Jordan, "Old Heads and Young Hearts", Miss Charlotte Thompson, Mrs. Hudson Kirby, "Speed the Plough", "The School for Scandal".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, December 25, 1855
"Little Treasure", "Wandering Minstrel", "Antony and Cleopatra", Miss H. Lang, "Serious Family", "Strong Minded Woman", "Two Lovers and a Life", "he Sea of Ice"-or-"The Wild Flowers of Mexico" - playing at all theatres in London.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, September 22, 1855
Theatre re-opened for a short season before managers return south, Mr. J.S. Brown, "My Aunt", "My Young Wife", Old Umbrella", "Artful Dodger".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, July 17, 1857
Colored persons admitted to gallery only - no free list, coolest theatre in the city, Mrs. Barrow, "London Assurance", "Pleasant Neighbors", "Po-Ca-Hon-Tas" under direction of author Mr. John Brougham.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, July 22, 1857
Colored persons admitted to gallery only - no free list, Mr. John Brougham, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Davenport, "Po-Ca-Hon-Tas" - music re-set by James G. Meader, instrumentalist Mr. John Holloway, "Bachelor of Arts", "Dombey and Son".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, February 3, 1850s-1860s
Heron Children, "A Kiss on the Neck"-or-"Can Borders have Pie for Luncheon", programme of scenery, "Irish Lion", "Waterman", Miss Mary Ann Heron, Miss Fanny Herron, "Richard the Third", children under 12 admitted half price.
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, April 9, 1858
Colored persons admitted to gallery only, "Delicate Ground", Mrs. Barrow, Jacob Barrow, Henry Wallack, orchestral performance, John Holloway, "Honey Moon", "School for Scandal", "The Rivals", "Beatrice".
4 Howard Anthenaeum Broadside, January 20, 1854
Colored persons admitted to gallery only, Benefit for Mr. James Anderson, "Civilization", John Wilkins, Esq., "Elder Brother", Miss Fanny Morant, orchestral performance, Miss Davenport, G.K. Dickinson, "Hotel Charges", Notice: $25 reward for information about people throwing articles from gallery of theatre.
Series 5: Boston Academy of Music, 1860
This series contains one broadside of performances at the Boston Academy of Music, 5 3/4"x11 3/4".
Box Folder
1 5 Boston Academy of Music Broadside, January 3, 1860
Italian opera "Emani", Sig. Muzio, new chandelier - largest in US or Europe - manufactured by Cornelius and Baker of Philadelphia, N.W. Turner and Co., Ms. Adelina Patti, "Lucia Di Lammermoor", grand orchestra and chorus, opera sheet music available for 25 cents, Sig. Amati Dubreul, Mme. Pauline Colson.
Series 6: Canada and New York City, 1855-1867
This series contains six broadsides of performances at St John's Dramatic Lyceum in Canada, Mechanic's Institute in New York, Wallack's Theatre in New York, Metropolitan Theatre in New York, Burton's in New York, and Lorimier Hall. Size of broadsides range from 7 1/2"x16 1/2" to 6 1/2"x22 1/2".
Box Folder
1 6 St John's Dramatic Lyceum Broadside (New Brunswick, Canada), July 26, 1867
J.W. Longeran, "Arrah-na-Pogue"-or-"The Wiclow Wedding", Mr. Frank Roche, Shirley France, Miss Kennedy, the two back seats of the Dress Cirle are set apart for the exclusive use of colored people, ladies unaccompanied by gentlemen not admitted.
6 Mechanic's Institute Broadside (New York), July 24, 26, 29, 1850s-1860s
Three Nichts in Scotland, Mr. Kennedy - Scottish vocalist coming from performances in London, songs of Scotland, bagpipes, "A crack wi' Jamie Hogg and Christopher North", Ms. Kennedy.
6 Wallack's Theatre Broadside (New York), October 11, 1855
"Lavater"-or-"Not a Bad Judge", "500 (Pounds) reward", "How Stout you're Getting", "The Spitalfields Weaver", "A Lady in Difficulties", "Mrs. Johnston"-or-"What's in a Name?", "The Game of Love".
6 Metropolitan Theatre Broadside(New York), October 15, 1855
Benefit of MLE Rachel, Mme. A. De La Grange, "Le Depit Amoreux", "Joan of Arc", French national hymn: "La Marseillaise", Rachel's plays and biographies on sale at Hall and Sons in New York, opera glasses lent on hire, "Lady Tartuffe", "Adrienne Lecovreur".
6 Burton's Broadside (New York), October 12, 1855
Mr. Burton, "Serious Family", "Toodles", "Still Water Runs Deep", "Daughter of the Regiment", "John of Paris", G. Jordan, Miss Kate Reignolds.
6 Lorimier Hall Broadside, April 11, 1856
Mr. H. Van Liew, Mr. W.S. Forrest, "Maid of Crissey"-or-"Conscripts of 1812", "Perfection"-or the-"Maid of Munster", "Irish Tutor"-or the-"New Lights", desiring to make theatre worthy of public patronage.
Series 7: Boston and New York City, 1850s-1860s
This series contains four broadsides of performances at City Hall in Boston, Niblo's Garden in New York, and performances by the Kimball Dramatic Association at City Hall in Boston. Size of broadsides range from 5"x8 1/3" to 6 1/2"x14".
Box Folder
1 7 Kimball Dramatic Association at City Hall Broadside (Boston), March 12, 1858
Exhibition of the Kimball Dramatic Association, "Golden Farmer", "Swiss Cottage", L.T. Gardner, W.C. Berry, J.H. Brown.
7 City Hall Broadside (Boston), June 15, 1850s-1860s
Last night of "Little Wonders", Benefit of Little Ellen, "Richard 3d", Ellen Batemean, Kate Bateman, "Napoleon's Old Guard", Mr. Bateman, "The FOx and the Wolf", strict order will be observed.
7 City Hall Broadside (Boston), June 18, 1850s-1860s
Grand Festival, Benefit of Mr. Vincent, Kate and Ellen Bateman - the infant wonders, Miss Lucy Western, Miss Helen Western, "Lady of Munster", "Macbeth", "Bombastes Furioso", "Loan of a Lover".
7 Niblo's Garden Broadside (New York), 1850s-1860s
G.F. Bristow, "Rip Van Winkle", Pyne and Harrison Opera Co., orchestral performance, scenery synopsis, books for sale in Garden, 20 minute intermission for promenade.
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