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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...



Item # 671225

March 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 19, 1862  Page 2 contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.  See the photo for the complete ad which notes the: "...Engagement of the young Tragedian, J. WILKES BOOTH, whose appearance has been hailed with the Greatest Enthusiasm by houses crowded in every part..." with 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, this tiny ad is a treasure which trumps the war news. Never bound nor trimmed, generally good condition.

Category: Yankee