Original 1890s stage curtain featuring ads for local businesses.
From back of postcard:
“The original playbill at the City Opera House, Traverse City, MI. is still intact having maintained its original color and brilliance. Four of the businesses advertised on the playbill still exist today. Efforts are underway to restore the Opera House to its former use.”
Postcard is part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use.
At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice of they did.
Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.
He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2015: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.
Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.