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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...
Item # 622716
March 27, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 29, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
Near the bottom of page 2 is one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo for the complete ad which notes: "...Last Night of J. WILKES BOOTH, when by particular and special request, he will appear in his great character of RICHARD..." with just a bit more (see). It's always terrific to find reports of notables in history--both famous and infamous--before they would become more widely known to the world.
Although there is various Civil War reporting in this issue, this tiny ad is a treasure which trumps the war news.
Eight pages, minor loss to 3 missing lower corners, otherwise very nice.