Theatre Poster Collection

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THEATRE POSTER COLLECTION
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Call Number: D.900
Dates: undated.
Physical Description: 131 Posters
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Posters
Collection Overview
Title: THEATRE POSTER COLLECTION
Call Number: D.900
Dates: undated.
Physical Description: 131 Posters
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The images displayed with the descriptive records were scanned from color microfiche of the original posters. The scans are intended for reference purposes only, and may not accurately reflect the color of the original lithographed posters. The microfiche were created through a grant by the New York State Conservation/Preservation Program.

Scope and Content
The collection consists of 131 posters advertising attractions coming to Rochester, New York theatres during the early 1880s. The lithographed posters are a graphic record of the public amusement available in Rochester during this period and provide a broader view of the theatrical offerings of the era including drama, comedy, melodrama and vaudeville.

The information about the collection was either gleaned from the posters or from contemporary newspaper accounts of the productions. All information supplied from sources other than the posters is in brackets.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The posters were collected into a folio volume by their original owner. Unfortunately, when this was done, they were trimmed to a standard size (19.5 x 26.5 inches) resulting in missing text on many of the posters.Access
The THEATRE POSTER COLLECTION is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], THEATRE POSTER COLLECTION, D.900, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Posters
4. The Puritan Maid
5. 20 Days or Buffalo Bill's Pledge
6. East Lynne [or, The Elopement]
7. [East Lynne, or, The Elopement]
8. Burlesque Star (?)
11. Uncle Tom's Cabin
13. [Carmen]
14. [The Top O' the Morning]
15. Furnished Rooms [To Let]
16. Furnished Rooms To Let
19. [The Snake Charmer]
20. [The Holy Land]
23. [Led Astray; Rose Michel]
24. [Led Astray; Rose Michel]
26. Hazel Kirke
27. [Bohemian Girl; La Somnambula]
28-a. [Humpty Dumpty and Specialty Troup]
28-b. [Humpty Dumpty and Specialty Troup]
29. [Article 47]
30. [My Partner]
34. [The Tramp's Daughter]
35. Fedora
36. [Fedora]
37. The Lights O' London
38. [Baron Rudolph (?)]
40. [Baron Rudolph (?)]
41. The Protean -?-
43. La Belle Russe
44. The Princess of Paris
45. Duff's Passing Regiment
46. [The Great Divorce Case; Brighton, the London Saratoga; Fourteen Days]
47. [Pop, or, The Fortunes of a Dramatic Author]
51. The Maid of Arran
52. Martha
53. [The Black Flag]
54. [Kit, the Arkansaw Traveler; London Assurance]
56. [Maid of Arran]
57. Cheek
58. Cheek
59. Uncle Josh
61. [My Partner]
62. Oh! Doctor My First Lie
63. Sea of Ice
66. [Messenger from Jarvis Section]
68. [The Tourists]
69. Bal Masque
70. [Cymbeline; Camille]
71. Rip Van Winkle
72. Rip Van Winkle
73. Leah, [the Forsaken]
74. [Leah, the Forsaken]
75. Virginius
76. [Virginius (?)]
77. The Gladiator
78. [Macbeth (?)]
79. [Frow Frow; School for Scandal]
80. [The Adventuress]
81. The Book Agent
82. [Greenroom Fun]
83. [Greenroom Fun]
84. Our Summer-Boarders
85. Our Summer-Boarders
86. Our Summer-Boarders
87. [For Congress]
88. Uncle Alvin, Just From the Country (?)
89. The Result of Alvin Joslin: 4 Years (?)
90. Ranch 10
91. Ranch 10
92. Hearts of Oak
95. [Friend and Foe]
96. [Musette, or, Little Bright Eyes; Bob]
97. [Across the Continent]
98. [Across the Continent]
99. The Magicians Dream
100. Kerry Gow
101. The Mighty Dollar
104. Bleak House
105. Mary Stuart
108. [Macbeth (?)]
112. The Mascotte
114. The Princess Chuck
115. Chimes of Corneville
117. Beggar Student
125. Richard III


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