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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...



Item # 675331

March 20, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 20, 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.
Pages 5, 6 & 7 have much Civil War reporting including a nice map headed: "Sugar Creek--The Battle Field" with related text.
Eight pages, never trimmed, nice condition.

Category: Yankee