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John Wilkes Booth 3 years before his notoriety...
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March 17, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 17, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original 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 of Richard III at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo below for the complete ad which notes: "...First appearance in New York of the young American tragedian, J. WILKES BOOTH..." 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, including a back page Civil War map headed: "The Rebel Works at Centreville and Manassas" with related text this tiny ad is a treasure which trumps the war news.
Eight pages, nice condition.