Philadelphia: Brown's Steam-Power Job Printing Office for the Walnut Street Theatre, 1854. Paper broadside, printed in black, 9 x 19 inches. Creased, light foxing, partial split at center fold, occasional small chips, not affecting text, one tiny hole. Archivally matted and framed, framed piece measures 13 x 23 inches.
Broadside for the August 30, 1854 performance of Shakespeare's As You Like It at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre, featuring Louisa Howard as Rosalind and Henry Farren as Jaques, a pair whose debut two nights earlier earned them “Continuous Plaudits and Gratifying Demonstrations of Approval" from “a Full and Fashionable Audience." As You Like It shares the bill with “the Domestic Drama of Grandfather Whitehead," which also stars Farren. A wonderful piece.