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The playbill is for a 28 January 1863 performance of Shakespeare's Othello. The production took place at the Boston Museum and starred John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln's assassin. The playbill is printed in black ink and on off-white paper.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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14 3/4 X 6 inches
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ink on paper
recto, at top: BOSTON MUSEUM / [...] / ENGAGEMENT OF / J. WILKES / BOOTH / THE YOUNG AMERICAN TRAGEDIAN, WHO WILL ASSUME, FOR THE / FIRST TIME IN BOSTON, SHAKSPERE'S / OTHELLO!
Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865; Boston Museum (1847-1903); Playbills; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Dramatic production
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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