miniature tintype boston actor posing w howard athenaeum advertising broadside

miniature tintype boston actor posing w howard athenaeum advertising broadside

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Rare original gem tintype, showing a man (possibly the actor Joe Murphy)
posing with a large broadside advertising "Seven Sisters" and the
"Female Minstrels", which ran at Boston's famous Howard Athenaeum, AKA
Old Howard Theatre, in August, 1861. There were possibly later showings,
but that is the one confirmed date I found. Looks like the top of a hat
of a person holding the sign is partially visible....

Tintype is only about an inch tall. Very good antique condition overall with a couple of light bends and loss around the edges/corners.