A Trip to Africa theater poster, circa 1884


Permanent ID:
13526
Call number:
V6-0950
Dates:
May 12, 1884
1884
Image Description:
An over-sized poster for the theatre production "A Trip to Africa," an opera performed in several cities by J.H. Haverly's touring minstrel troupe in 1884. Despite starting his career in New York, Haverly owned theaters in several major cities. Some time between 1876-1884, Haverly purchased Kiralfy's Alhambra Palace (built 1876 for the centennial Exposition), a "Moorish-style" building with two domes located on Broad & Locust Streets, to serve as his Theatre in Philadelphia. It became known as the Broad Street Theatre after Haverly ceased touring. The building was demolished in 1937.
Address:
Broad & Locust Streets, Philadelphia
Format:
Printed Matter
Dimensions:
Width: 69.2 cm, Height: 99.5 cm
Library of Congress Subjects:
Blackface entertainment [info:lc/vocabulary/graphicMaterials/tgm001075]
Haverly, Jack, 1837-1901 [info:lc/authorities/names/nr93039314]
Broad Street Theatre (Philadelphia, Pa.) [info:lc/authorities/names/nr2004008831]
Theatrical posters [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85134610]