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Boston Theatre Broadsides - Spring 1857

Bridgewater State University, Maxwell Library

This collection of broadside advertisements from the Boston Theatre date from the 1856-1857 theatrical season. The theatre, located at 539 Washington Street, opened in 1854 with seating for over 3,000 patrons. The venue hosted not only theatrical productions but also grand opera, ballet, minstrel shows, orators, concerts, and grand balls. The original items are held by the Archives and Special Collections at Bridgewater State University's Maxwell Library.

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