1886 Ad Vocophones Comic Orchestra Instruments Burlesque Comedy Band Music YNY1

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This is an original 1886 black and white print ad for Vocophones Comic Orchestra "The Musical Wonder of the 19th Century" --a full band of 8 pieces that play "the most laughable music". Made from paper mache, these instruments include horns and trumpets, and are available from the Harbach Organ Co., 809 Filbert St. Philadelphia.

CONDITION

This 128+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 1.75 inches; 11 x 4 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising

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