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America's first circus... John Hancock advertisement...
Item # 622805
May 14, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, May 14, 1795
* 1st American circus
* John Bill Ricketts
Page 2 has: "Capture of Port-au-Prince" and also news items from Philadelphia, New York, Providence, and the West Indies. Page 3 has: "Latest Intelligence" from Halifax, as well as an interesting advertisement for "J. B. Ricketts..." who created the very first American circus, with various details (see).
The back page has an advertisement headed: "Tho. & John Hancock, Respectfully inform...that they have taken that large & commodious Store of the late Governor Hancock's opposite the east end of Faneuil Hall Market..." with much more on what they sell (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's