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John Wilkes Booth & his brothers... On stage together for the only time...



Item # 661736

November 25, 1864

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 25, 1864  Although the front page and pages within contain various reports on the Civil War, the most intriguing item is an inconspicuous page 3 advertisement for a theatrical performance at the Winter Garden theater.
A one night performance was set for November 25th to benefit the Shakespeare Statue Fund. The performance featured the three Booth brothers well known in the theatrical community: Junius, Edwin, and John Wilkes. This was the only time that the Booth brothers would appear on stage together.
Of course little did anyone know that less than five months later John Wilkes Booth would become one the more infamous names in American history with his assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
A very curious advertisement featuring a famous name before he would become famous (or infamous).
Eight pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 287 (released for October, 2019)...

Category: Yankee

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