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Baseball player print... The 'Black Crook'...

Item # 682886

October 06, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866  Inside has a full page print of the: "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden". This would eventually become  recognized as the first modern-day musical. There is a review of it as well.
Inside includes a portrait of a baseball player headed: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" with text him as well, being "Wm. H. Bell, Eclectic B.B. Club".
"Calamity at Johnstown, Pa...Caused by the Falling of a Railroad Bridge Crowded with Citizens...". Other prints include: "Trial of Capt. Lawrence Frazer's New Life Boat, or Raft" "Launching the Life Boat" "Madame Adelaide Ristori, Tragedienne" and more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War