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John Wilkes Booth appears at Ford's Theater...



Item # 652363

October 30, 1863

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 30, 1863 

* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre


A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Of interest to the collector is advertisement at the top of page 3 headed:  Ford's New Theatre"  and within the ad is: "Monday Evening, November 2d. First Appearance of the young and distinguished tragedian JOHN WILKES BOOTH".
 Booth appeared o the stage of Ford's Theatre for two weeks, Nov. 2-15, 1863 (Abraham Lincoln attended the November 9 performance!) and would only appear one more time at Ford's Theatre, that being a single performance on March 18, 1865, less than a month before the fateful event of April 14, 1865.
Four pages, folio size, very nice condition.

Category: Yankee

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