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    Civil War Era Theater. Ten Boston Museum Playbills, 1863. 1) 4. 5/8" x 13" playbill for the August 25, 1863 stock company performances of the comedies "The Poor Gentleman" and "The Middy Ashore." 2) 4.5" x 13.25" playbill for the August 27, 1863 stock company performances of the comedies "She Stoops to Conquer" and "Fitzsmythe of Fitzmythe Hall." 3) 4.5" x 14.5" playbill for September 1, 1863 stock company performances of the comedies "Doctor Wespe" and "The Middy Ashore." 4) 4.75" x 14.5" playbill for the September 2, 1863 stock company performance of the comedies "The Heir at Law" and I Couldn't Help It." 5) 4 5/8" x 13.25" playbill for the September 7, 1863 stock company performance of the comedies "Mrs. Walthrop's Boarders" and "Brother Bill and Me." 6) 4 5/8" x 13.5" playbill for the September 9, 1863 stock company performances of the comedies "Babes in the Wood" and "The Clockmaker's Hat." 7) 4 5/8" x 13.25" playbill for the September 23, 1863 stock company performance of the comedies "Wives as They Are and Maids as They Are" and Mary Moo." 8) 4 5/8" x 13.25" playbill for the stock company performances comedies "Old Fogies" and "Brother Bill and Me." 9) 5. 75" x 14.5" playbill for the October 2, 1863 stock company performances of drama "The Wife or-A Tale of Mantua," and the comedy "Turn Him Out." 10) 4 5/8" x 12.75" playbill for the October 10, 1863 stock company performances of the comedies "The Rivals or-A Trip to Bath" and "Town and Country." The playbills were printed in Boston by F.A. Searle. Playbill #1 has vertical and horizontal folds at the bottom, without affecting text; playbill #2, #3, #4, #8 and #10 have shadows of glue residue on the top and bottom corners without affecting text; playbill #5 has a slight tear at the bottom with affecting text and shows weakness at the horizontal fold at the bottom quarter; playbill #6 has a tear on the bottom left hand edge that has been repaired with scotch tape on the reverse side.

    The Boston Museum opened in 1841 and hosted a wax museum, a natural history museum, and an art museum in addition to theatrical performances. Numerous famous actors and actresses entertained audiences at the Boston Museum, including Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, William Warren, and Kate Reignolds.


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