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Catalog Number 1960:1859A
Object Name Handbill
Title Island Minstrels!
Scope & Content A handbill advertising a theatrical performance by prisoners at the Johnson's Island Civil War Prison. The performance was scheduled for Monday afternoon, October 26, 1863. The handbill lists the names of the performers and the program for the performance.
Catalog type Archive
Physical characteristics Approximately 5" x 12". Paper is yellowed and fragile. Item must remain in Mylar sleeve while being viewed.
Dates of Creation 1863
Dates of Accumulation 1863
Creator Unknown
Admin/Biographical History Johnson's Island was established as a Federal prison camp for captured Confederate officers and soldiers during the Civil War. Confederate prisoners at the Johnson's Island prison often produced theatrical performances as a form of recreation. This handbill advertises a performance.
Collection Johnson's Island
Finding Aids See finding aid for Johnson's Island Collection.
Language of Material English
People Stout, Charles
Walter, E.H.
Harriss, W.H.
Ward, J.C.
Boyd, Billy
Dunham, D.L.
Mitchel, T.F.
Livingstone, Ole Bull
Hanrahan, Paul
Cronin, Joe Sweeney
Decker, Triangular
Metts, Miss F.
Search Terms Confederate
theater
rebel
racism
play
playbill
program
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Advertising Medium
Year Range from 1863