A collection of Boston Museum ephemera [together with] Old Boston Museum Days

[Boston, Mass.]: [from 1873-1915]. An interesting and nostalgic mix of announcements, programs, and documentation from The Boston Museum (1841–1903) which was a theatre, wax museum, natural history museum, zoo, and art museum in 19th-century Boston, Massachusetts. 1) History of the Boston Museum, with a description of the alterations and improvements. Season of 1873-74, Boston: Lincoln and Company. 1873, 12mo, pp. 24, slightly soiled extremities, else good in original printed wrappers. 2) 15 Boston Museum performance announcements ranging from September, 1873 - May, 1874; Jan. 1880-Feb.1881; Sept. 1884-Nov. 1885; May 1889; featuring season's titles with list of cast, times of performances and dates on recto, 1 sheet, folded (with local business advertisements in columns on remaining leaves); playes include: 'Oliver Twist', 'Divorce!', 'The Guv'nor' to name a few. 3) Boston Museum season program, [season of 1877-1878], 12mo, unpaginated, fine in original printed wrappers. 4) Boston Museum postmarked envelope dated Nov. 8, 1883 to Mr. F. Dong in York, NY. 5) How to See Boston, special edition; 1890. 12mo, pp. 138, Boston, Mass. maps, some soiling, lacks covers, else very good, stapled. 6) 10 Boston Museum season programs from 1892-1902 (including the Souvenir program from the final season) all in original printed wrappers. 7) Boston Museum ticket, "Season 1901-1902, Family Circle Admit One" (3 1/2 x 8 cn); & Boston Museum Diagram of Seats (8 x 10 cn); folded, with advertisements on verso. 8) Ryan, Kate. Old Boston Museum Days. Boston: Little Brown and Co., 1915. First edition; 8vo, pp. xii, 263; photographic portrait frontispiece and 15 plates; original gilt blue pictorial boards, t.e.g.; very light rubbing to bottom edge, with small blemish on upper cover, else a fine copy. A memoir of circumventing the theater-prohibiting Blue Laws at the Boston Museum, where an entertainment platform was erected for theatrical performances. Item #38290

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