1886 Antique Ad John T Kelly Vaudeville Irish Dialect Comedian Actor Dancer YNY1

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This is an original 1886 black and white print booking ad for John T. Kelly "The World's Greatest Irish-Dialect Comedian, Famous Producer, Character Actor, Singer and Dancer" formerly of Kelly and Ryan. Address: Grand Central Theatre, Philadelphia. "The Artist Who Is Copied by All"

CONDITION

This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Small crease - bottom margin. Tightly cropped - right margin. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 5.5 inches; 11 x 14 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: Theatrical Advertising

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