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    John Wilkes Booth Playbill. Broadside, 4.5" x 13", February 2-4, 1863, for a performance of John Wilkes Booth as Raphael in Marble Heart at the Boston Museum. Prior to his assassination of Lincoln, Booth was the leading star of his time, his celebrity eclipsing many of his contemporaries. Indeed the bill raves that Booth, in the role of Raphael, was "the most Successful of this Gifted Young Tragedian's Impersonations." Ironically, it would be partly Booth's celebrity that would allow Booth to enter Ford's Theatre the night of April 14, 1865 without even a second glance from the management. Affixed to a mat (7.5" x 19.5"). Age-toned, with slight discoloration at top; fine.

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    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
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