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Catalog Number 1931.081.001
Object Name Program, Theater
Scope & Content Half-folded newsprint directory and program sheet for the New Wonderland Musee, Museum, Menagerie, and Art Gallery for the week commencing Monday, May 23, 1898. The front page carries an ornate engraved nameplate, listing J.H. Moore as the proprietor and Charles G. Williams as the general manger. The house directory runs along the central column of the recto. An art department containing "the only complete set of the Famous Rogers' Statuettes in America" is located on the first floor. The second floor contains the lecture hall, Bijou Theatre, and Eden Mussee; below a group of titles are listed. The Cyclorama, theatre entrance, and the Ladies' Parlor are listed as being on the third floor. The menagerie is located on the fourth floor, and the animals contained within are listed, ranging from rats to a lion. The central column on the second page lists the attractions in the complex's Curio Hall--the Haunted Swing, the Detroit Phonograph Parlor, Charles Swain and his wonderful performing geese, and the Cumberland Clock. "Professor Carr's Performing and Wrestling Bears are billed below as appearing in the Bijou Theatre. The third page contains the list of acts scheduled to appear in the complex's theatre, including contortionists Johnson and McKay; singer and impressionist A.C. Lawrence; the Brownie Trick Bicyclist Eddie Pinaud; and the World's Trio, Perry Ryan, Lulu Ryan and Emma Wood. The third page also lists a series of mutoscope films from American Biograph, predominately dealing with the Spanish-American War, which are available for viewing. The back cover advertises the Wonderland Theatre's new location for next season, on the corner of Campus Martius and Monroe Avenue. A half-page lithograph of the new location is included. The majority of the four pages are devoted to advertisements. "1898," and "6/29/31 Edward Hill," are handwritten at the top of the cover in pencil.
Date 1898
Extent of Description 18" x 12" unfolded
Collection Theatre/Theater
Search Terms Wonderland Theatre
Theaters
Museums
Vaudeville