Eleventh Street Opera House

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00082
Title: Eleventh Street Opera House
Additional Title: Carncross
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Trade card (?) for the 11th Street Opera House depicting a caricature of  two separate groups of people outside the theater. The slim well-dressed group entering the building in a restrained, orderly fashion on the right is drawn in stark contrast to the rowdy, boisterous over-weight crowd on the left side. The name "Carncross" on the poster and above the entrance refers to the promoter of the minstrel shows, for which the theater was best known. The building, which stood on 11th Street above Chestnut, had a history of various uses beginning life as a House of Worship. It opened as the 11th Street Opera House on March 19th, 1855, for a minstrel performance.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler