1886 Ad Villinger's Opera House Jerseyville IL Joel E Cory Vaudeville Stage YNY1

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This is a tiny, original 1886 black and white print ad for Villinger's Opera House in Jerseyville, Illinois. Population, 4,000; capacity, 500. On Chicago and Alton R. R. (Kansas City Division). Joel E. Cory, Manager.

CONDITION

This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x .5 inches; 6 x 1 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Vaudeville acts, minstrel shows, dime museums, freak shows, and the circus were all popular forms of entertainment during the late 19th and early 20th century America. And no newspaper covered the famous acts and entertainments of the day better than the weekly New York Clipper. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of original circus and theatrical advertisements from the Clipper 1886-1887. This historical collection will be of interest to collectors of circus memorabilia and other popular American show business acts.

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