Civil War Playbill - For the NATIONAL THEATRE. CANTERBURY MUSIC HALL in Washington, D.C. Featuring "The Fortunes of War! Or, THE BOY OF THE IRISH BRIGADE." and "Song, 'Mother is the Battle over,' Miss Clara Butler", This piece is replete with Startling Situations, Broadsword Combats, Thrilling Tableaux, &c., &c., concluding with an allegorical tableau of THE EMBLEM OF FREEDOM!" Nicely framed and ready to display, frame measures 21 1/8" x 9 1/8".
The Canterbury Music Hall was established in 1852 by Charles Morton on the site of a former skittle alley adjacent to the Canterbury Tavern at 143 Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth. It was the first purpose-built music hall in London, and Morton came to be dubbed the Father of the Halls as hundreds of imitators were built within the next several years. The theatre was rebuilt three times, and the last theatre on the site was destroyed by bombing in 1942.
Inventory Number: DOC 114