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Image of 1931.031.002b - Program, Theater

1931.031.002b - Program, Theater

Program for performance of "The Union Spy" or "The Battle of Shiloh" at the Detroit Opera House from April 15-17, 1872; performed as a benefit to the Detroit Light Guard; first page contains basic production information as well as admission prices; subsequent pages contain act summaries and cast list as well as a variety of advertisements

Image of 1931.031.033 - Handbill

1931.031.033 - Handbill

Handbill for a performance of "The Two Orphans" at Whitney's Grand Opera House on September 20; front features a lithograph of two young women in dresses holding one another; verso contains some information on the production as well as a cast list.

Image of 1931.031.034 - Handbill

1931.031.034 - Handbill

Handbill advertising a production of "C. H. Smith's Double Mammoth Uncle Tom's Cabin" at Whitney's Grand Opera House, beginning April 24; front features a lithograph of Eliza and Harry's escape escaping across the ice; information about the production is printed on the verso.

Image of 1931.031.999 - Card, Trade

1931.031.999 - Card, Trade

Trade card advertising the Detroit Opera House with a lithograph of the building on Campus Martius. "J.W. Lanergan, Lessee & Manager," is printed below.

Image of 1931.081.001 - Program, Theater

1931.081.001 - Program, Theater

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

Image of 1947.036.182 - Handbill

1947.036.182 - Handbill

Handbill for advertising a series of performances by Leon and Cushman's Minstrel Comedy Company at Whitney's Opera House. "James Sherlock" is handwritten in pencil twice on the recto. A puzzle is printed on the verso, as part of a promotion promising free tickets to the first person to solve it. The puzzle has been attempted in pencil. The card is printed in black on tan cardstock.

Image of 1947.059.001 - Program, Theater

1947.059.001 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for a vaudeville show at the New Wonderland Theatre, Eden Musee, and Menagerie during the week of July 15, 1901. James F. Kelly and Dorothy Kent in "A Ginger Snap;" Musical Kleist's Novel Musical Electrical and Comedy Black Art; singer Elizabeth M. Murrary; the Young America Quintette; Louis A. Simon, Grace Gardner and Company in "The New Coachman;" cornet soloists and duettists A.H. Knoll and Marie McNeil; and Katamura's Japs are on the bill. The majority of the program is dedicated to advertisements, including one for "Queen Anne Soap Free Excursions," aboard the TASHMOO, GREYHOUND, and CITY OF TOLEDO on the back cover. A black and white half tone image of the theater, and a

Image of 1947.059.002 - Program, Theater

1947.059.002 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for a vaudeville show at the New Wonderland Theatre, Eden Musee, and Menagerie during the week of July 29, 1901. Louis Heck, Jr. and Maybelle Eckert in a "refined Musical Melange;" Joe Welch "in Hebrew Impersonations;" Charles Wayne and Anna Caldwell in "To Boston on Business;" singer Maude Meredith; musical comedians Smith, Doty, and Coe; and acrobats Fyne and Dandy are on the bill. The majority of the program is dedicated to advertisements, including one for "Queen Anne Soap Free Excursions," aboard the TASHMOO, GREYHOUND, and CITY OF TOLEDO on the back cover. A black and white half tone image of the theater, and a advertisement for Richardson's dinnerware appears on the cov

Image of 1947.059.003 - Program, Theater

1947.059.003 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for a production of "The Ameer," at the Detroit Opera House beginning March 18, 1901. The program also contains many advertisements including those for Theodore C. Mau, Newton Annis, the Russell House, Stroh's, Sanders', Gies's Restaurant and Cafe, P.N. Corsets, and the Monroe Improved Gold Cure for "alcohol, morphine, opium, cocaine, and tobacco habits." "Monday Eve. 3-18-'01. Mr. P." is handwritten along the top of the cover.

Image of 1949.066.022 - Program, Theater

1949.066.022 - Program, Theater

Half folded program for a production of "Outcast," featuring the Woodward Players, at the Majestic Theatre for the week beginning February 26, 1922. The cover, first page, and back page all promote the upcoming production of "Within the Law."

Image of 1949.066.023 - Program, Theater

1949.066.023 - Program, Theater

Program handbill for a performance of "The Awakening of Helena Richie," at the Detroit Opera House from May 16 to 18, 1910. An advertisement for the National Silk Company is printed at the bottom.

Image of 1949.196.002 - Program, Theater

1949.196.002 - Program, Theater

Front page of a theater program for H.C. Miner's Grand Theatre, listing the cast of a production of "The Galley Slave," scheduled for the week of February 10, 1890. The nameplate engraving is credited to Ed Liggett and includes a portrait of Miner. The program contains advertisements for George E. Gilman, passenger agent; Grey and Baffy, furniture dealers and manufacturers; the Erie Railway; Gie's restaurant; the J.V. Lisee and Company shoe store; William Perkins Jr. and Son grocers; George Moebs and Company cigars; the Voigt Brewery Company; C.G. Wynn and Company, photography; and Heyns' Bazaar.

Image of 1949.256.001 - Program, Theater

1949.256.001 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for the first pair of symphony concerts of the seventh season of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra scheduled for October 23rd and 24th, 1920. Program notes, essays on orchestral instruments, a list of members of the Detroit Symphony Society, a series of black and white photos of objects in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and advertisements are contained within.

Image of 1950.087.002 - Ticket

1950.087.002 - Ticket

Ticket for performance at Empire Theatre on May 23; brown paper with black ink; "Dr. Mk Campbell - Manager"; "Box, $1.00"; "Left D"

Image of 1952.340.009 - Program, Theater

1952.340.009 - Program, Theater

Program for a performance of Richelieu at the Detroit Opera House on March 15, 1881 starring Edwin Booth; black and white featuring "Detroit Opera House" in large letters at top with advertisements and production information below; Joseph Brooks, Lesse & Manager; C.A. Shaw, Acting Manager

Image of 1951.077.001 - Program, Theater

1951.077.001 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for a vaudeville show at the Miles Theatre, running the week of May 15, 1910. The Miles Theatre Orchestra, the Satanella Trio, Joseph and Louise Swickard, the Golden Gate Quintette, Dick Thompson and Company, Leonard and Ward, the Four Bards, and Milescope motion pictures are billed. Numerous advertisements, and several items on upcoming acts are also contained within. An illustration of a jester and a harlequin seated flanking an advertisement for the Huntington Studio is on the cover. A color illustration of a seated woman playing a horn and tambourine beside a censer against a green background, as well as an advertisement for Weil and Company, Home Furnishers, are on the

Image of 1952.146.001 - Program, Theater

1952.146.001 - Program, Theater

Program booklet for performances of "The Storm" at the New Detroit Opear House commencing March 20, 1921; front cover is primarily green and yellow; features collor illustration of Classically dressed people gathering around a fountain labled "the Fountain of Youth" framed by architectural images; below: "New Detroit Opera House;" information about the performance, and advertisements are contained within.

Image of 1952.340.008 - Program, Theater

1952.340.008 - Program, Theater

Two-sided program sheet for a production of "Pirates of Penzance" by the Detroit English Opera Company at the Princess Theatre on the corner of Second Avenue and High Street, held as a benefit for the Detroit Light Guard. The program is printed on newsprint and contains advertisements, including several prominent ones for R.H Fyfe and Company.

Image of 1953.020.022 - Program, Theater

1953.020.022 - Program, Theater

Souvenir program, printed on pink ribbon, for the Chicago Stock Company in "A Daughter of the South,' on July 4, 1909, the final performance at the Whitney Theatre on Griswold Street and State Street, prior to its renaming to the Garrick Theatre. The ribbon lists the cast and scenes.

Image of 1953.134.001 - Program, Theater

1953.134.001 - Program, Theater

Program for performance of "The Awful Truth" at Bonstelle Playhouse starting May 30, 1927; brown stock cover features color illustration of Bonstelle Playhouse at top; "Bonstelle Playhouse, Woodward at Eliot" in black at bottom right

Image of 1953.249.001 - Program

1953.249.001 - Program

Program for the play, "The Command Performance," scheduled at the Detroit Civic Theatre from May 2nd to May 8th, 1932. A halftone black and white photograph of the Detroit Civic Theatre is printed on the cover. Several advertisements for local businesses and apartments are contained within.

Image of 1954.043.013 - Program, Theater

1954.043.013 - Program, Theater

Program for a performance of "The Master Builder" at the Shubert-Detroit Opera House, beginning April 5, 1926; front cover features a color illustration of the Opera House Facade with a number of people standing out front and two automobiles parked in the street; "Shubert Detroit Opera House" in white lettering near top; within are information about the production and numerous advertisements

Image of 1954.120.001 - Program, Theater

1954.120.001 - Program, Theater

Program sheet for performances of "A Celebrated Case," at the Lafayette Theatre during the week of December 15, 1907. The program lists the cast, scenes, and songs. The following week's production of "In the Bishop's Carriage," is promoted at the bottom.

Image of 1954.120.002 - Program, Theater

1954.120.002 - Program, Theater

Program sheet for performances of "In the Bishop's Carriage," at the Lafayette Theatre during the week of December 22, 1907. The program lists the cast, scenes, and songs. The following week's production of "In the Palace of the King," is promoted at the bottom.

Image of 1955.066.006 - Postcard

1955.066.006 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Masonic Temple from Cass Park, with the statue of Robert Burns in the foreground.

Image of 1954.258.003 - Blotter

1954.258.003 - Blotter

Ink blotter card advertising a burlesque performance produced by Al Reeves at the Gayety Theatre, on Sunday, January 30th; card is black and white with a photograph of Al Reeves at the left; and the text, "Don't forget your old pal Al, Home Again," "Al Reeves, Entirely New Show," and "99% Girls," on the right.

Image of 1954.258.014 - Blotter

1954.258.014 - Blotter

Ink blotter card advertising a burlesque stage show adaptation of the comic strip "Mutt and Jeff" at the Gayety Theatre, opening Saturday, August 15; the card is printed in red and black against a white background; left half features a comic illustration of Jeff hurling a brick at Mutt, who is tied up; right half "Bud Fisher's Famous Cartoon Comedy Mutt and Jeff in Burlesque;" the card bears a 1924 copyright.

Image of 1954.297.001 - Program

1954.297.001 - Program

Program for a series of lectures and slide shows given by travel lecturer Burton Holmes at Orchestra Hall beginning February 10, 1931; front cover features a profile illustration of Burton Holmes; descriptions of each lecture are given within.

Image of 1955.066.012 - Postcard

1955.066.012 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Masonic Temple from Cass Park, with parked cars in front, and people seated on benches and the statue of Robert Burns in the foreground. Printed on the verso: The Masonic Temple. Detroit, Michigan. Constructed of limestone in the Gothic style, the Masonic Temple is an important factor in the social life of Detroit. Lectures, civic operas, and ballets are scheduled throughout the season.

Image of 1955.238.005 - Postcard

1955.238.005 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit Opera House at Campus Martius, with the Merrill Fountain in the foreground. Signs read "Pennsylvania Lines", "Union Ticket Office", "Wright, Kay & Co.", and "Temple Theatre, Wonderland, Vaudeville". Printed on verso: Detroit Opera House and Palmer Fountain. - This beautiful fountain was donated to the city by Mrs. Thos. W. Palmer several years ago. It is located on the Campus Martius which was reserved as a breathing spot in the "Governor and Judges" plan, adopted for the city in its earliest history. The Opera House is one of the finest in the country and caters to high class shows only. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Apr 10, 1910.