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Niblo's Garden... The "Black Crook"...
Baseball player (Dr. William H. Bell)... The Johnstown flood...
Item # 651254
October 6, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866
* "The Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden
* The 1st modern-day musical
* Baseball player portrait... The Johnstown Flood
Page 41 has a full page print of the "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook,' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden," This would eventually become generally recognized as the first modern day musical. Page 8 also has a review of the performance.
An inside page has a portrait of a baseball player under the heading "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" with text him as well, being "Wm. H. Bell, Eclectic B.B. Club" (see image), and "Calamity at Johnstown, Pa...Caused by the Falling of a Railroad Bridge Crowded with Citizens...". Other prints in this issue include: "Trial of Capt. Lawrence Frazer's New Life Boat, or Raft," "Launching the Life Boat," "Madame Adelaide Ristori, Tragedienne," and more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War