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The playbill is for a 20 February 1861 Academy of Music performance of Un Ballo in Maschera that Abraham Lincoln attended. Lincoln arrived at the opera late - after the first act - but was greeted with cheers from the audience and a performance of the Star-Spangled Banner from the company. The playbill, while damaged at the upper left corner, notes Lincoln's attendance as well as the planned performance of the national anthem. What remains of the playbill has been pieced together and adhered to what appears to be a sheet of laid paper.

Description Source

The Lehrman Institute. http://www.mrlincolnandnewyork.org/mr-lincolns-visits/new-york-city-february-19-20-1861/ (accessed July 17, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

20 February 1861

Measurement

23 3/4 X 9 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

verso, top center: [ACADEMY] OF MUSIC / [?] EVENING, FEB. 20, 1861, / [?] NIGHT / [?] [P]RESIDENT ELECT, THE / [?] ABRAHAM LINCOLN / [?] and will visit the Academy of Music this evening. / AMERICAN NATIONAL AIR, / [S]TAR SPANGLED BANNER," / WITH THE ORIGINAL WORDS. / [?] BE SANG by the ENTIRE COMPANY / .... / WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20th, 1861, / Fifth representation of Verdi's last and most celebrated Opera, / UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

playbill

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

6995

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Un Ballo in Maschera Playbill

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