Ca 1863 Island Minstrels Broadside Advertising a Concert for the Benefit of Prisoners Held at Johnson's Island

Printed broadside, approx. 5 x 11.75 in., Island Minstrels! Concert! N.d., ca 1863. Broadside announces a concert taking place on "Saturday Afternoon, Sept. 19th, 1863," for the "Benefit of / Prisoners in Close Confinement" at Johnson's Island. Broadside boasts that this will be the "First Appearance of the Celebrated Irish Comedian / Billy Boyd!" Some of the songs to be featured include "Poor Mr. Lincoln," "Bully for You," and "Take me home to the South." Posted admission price is "25 Cents."


Broadside with clear, bold text, some discoloration throughout, a few creases, and some minor holes and tears (holes mainly along vertical crease and tears mainly along broadside edges). There are also three ink "X" marks just before the names of certain performers. 

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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