Mack & Arnold’s Minstrels! Will Perform at the Town Hall, Windsor, on Saturday Eve., March 2d, 1867. Mack, Arnold.
Mack & Arnold’s Minstrels! Will Perform at the Town Hall, Windsor, on Saturday Eve., March 2d, 1867.

Mack & Arnold’s Minstrels! Will Perform at the Town Hall, Windsor, on Saturday Eve., March 2d, 1867.

Windsor, [Vermont], Saturday Eve., March 2nd, 1867. Broadside, 17.25” x 5.75”. Ticket, 1.5” x 3”.

A broadside advertising Mack & Arnold’s minstrel show at the Windsor, Vermont town hall, with an original ticket to the show.

The public is advised that “this Troupe is not composed of one or two legitimate performers and several amateurs but that each and every member is an Etheopian Artist of eminence in his speciality.” Managed by George Tillinghast, the troupe included “ten star performers” (including a Frank White who plays “Sam Peril” “who stands on his head”) as well as “two thespians” and three “raw recruits” (which include one Lu Arnold). Overseen by musical director J.R. Frebergeister, members of the group played banjo, violin, guitar, with some singing in operatic and comic fashion.

The Programme spells out the first and second parts of the act and its players, which include proprietors Arnold and Johnny Mack playing a range of characters. Some of the acts include, “Comic Song—‘Tapioca’’”; “Hamlet (Prince of Denmark)”; “Overture—Caliph of Bagdad”; “Comic Song—‘Gipsy Davy’”; “Violin Fantasia”; “Comic Banjo Solo,” and so on. The performance apparently concluded with a “Railroad smash-up on the Vermont Central” (this broadside was produced at the height of the Vermont Central Railway’s operation). Tickets of Admission were 25 cts., while children under twelve were admitted for 15 cts; doors opened at 6:30 PM, and the performance started at 7:30.

No records in OCLC.

CONDITION: Broadside good, two tiny punctures, a few tiny chips at margins, no losses to the text; ticket good.

Item #5568

Price: $375.00

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