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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...



Item # 665178

March 28, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 28, 1862 

* Actor John Wilkes Booth play advertisement
* 3 years prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* American Civil War reporting


The front page contains 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 the listing of the cast, including: "And Last Night but One of the appearance of J. WILKES BOOTH, Who will impersonate his great character of MACBETH..." with just a bit more.
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 are many Civil War reports within these 8 pages, including a small, two column illustration on the back page: "The Rebel Floating Battery at Island No. 10" with more, this tiny ad is a treasure which trumps the war news.
Never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

Category: Yankee