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    1845 Bowery Theatre Playbill Honoring Texas, one page, 6" x 24". Thomas Snowden, Printer, 58 Wall Street, Courier & Enquirer Office. [New York, 1845.] With box seats at 25¢ and seats in the pit or gallery at 12¢, New York City's Bowery Theatre presented three shows on Saturday night, January 11, 1845, two dramas and a comedy. The playbill is headed: "Grand Gala Night!!/Gen. Lamar/Ex-President of Texas/Com. Moore/of the Texian Navy/Accompanied by/Col. Polk,/Brother of the President Elect./Mayors Morris and Clark,/Major Generals Striker, Lloyd, and/Kiersted,/Aldermen Purdy and Emmons, Wm.S./Pierson, Esq., Texian Consul,/And other distinguished gentlemen, will visit the Theatre/To-Night!/The Theatre will be/Brilliantly Decorated!/With the Flags of many Nations, among which,/in honor of the guests,/The Lonestar of Texas." The names and casts of the three plays follow. There is an irregular tear through the entire width of the playbill, at the concluding lines of the firtst cast above the "Mrs." in "Mrs. Phillips" (brown stain on "Milner," "Hield," and "Phillips" names) extending across beneath "Phillips," through "January," and below "11" to the right edge. The upper 11 to 12 inches of the playbill is original; the concluding 11 to 12.5 inches is a reproduction expertly attached to it. From the collection of Darrel Brown.

    Reference: Streeter 1566


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