Poster for "James J. Corbett, A Naval Cadet" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Poster for "James J. Corbett, A Naval Cadet"

Poster for "James J. Corbett, A Naval Cadet" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph on paper. "James J. Corbett in His New Play A Naval Cadet" across top, Charles T. Vincent's name beneath title upper left and "Direction of William Brady" upper right. Scene from play with cadet confronted by man line of dialogue in caps: "Don't give me up sir. Please don't give me up!" No folds, small tears at top and bottom.  Plays and vaudeville skits starring "Gentleman" Jim Corbett flourished soon after he knocked out John L. Sullivan for the title in 1892 (for example "Gentleman Jack" [1892]). "A Naval Cadet" is one of his better-known vehicles and seems to have compelled Corbett to develop as an actor more seriously, allowing him to appear in more sophisticated works like "Cashel Byron's Profession" (1906). Vincent's play allowed Corbett to try the light comedian role for which he would be known in theatrical circles.

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Color lithograph on paper. "James J. Corbett in His New Play A Naval Cadet" across top, Charles T. Vincent's name beneath title upper left and "Direction of William Brady" upper right. Scene from play with cadet confronted by man line of dialogue in caps: "Don't give me up sir. Please don't give me up!" No folds, small tears at top and bottom. Plays and vaudeville skits starring "Gentleman" Jim Corbett flourished soon after he knocked out John L. Sullivan for the title in 1892 (for example "Gentleman Jack" [1892]). "A Naval Cadet" is one of his better-known vehicles and seems to have compelled Corbett to develop as an actor more seriously, allowing him to appear in more sophisticated works like "Cashel Byron's Profession" (1906). Vincent's play allowed Corbett to try the light comedian role for which he would be known in theatrical circles.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89169
Creation Date: 1895
Creator Name:Strobridge Lithographic Company
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:3.x.0004
Original Dimensions:60 cm by 75 cm
SUBJECTS
Stone walls
Performing arts
Theaters
Clothing and dress
Hats
Uniforms
Naval art and science
Men
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Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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