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    John Wilkes Booth Playbill. Broadside, 6" x 15", Boston, May 12, 1862, printed by F. A. Searle for a performance of John Wilkes Booth in Richard III at the Boston Museum with Booth in the role of the Duke of Gloster. Booth, who had become a major national star only two years earlier, was to be in Boston for a limited engagement of "TWO WEEKS ONLY." Prior to his assassination of Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth was the leading star of his time, his celebrity eclipsing many of his contemporaries. Ironically, it would be partly this celebrity that would allow Booth to enter Ford's Theatre the night of April 14, 1865, without even a second glance from the management. Small chips; matted to an overall size of 14" x 22". Fine.

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