Poster for "Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, esq" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Poster for "Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, esq"

Poster for "Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, esq" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph poster. The caption running across the top is "Frank Sanger's Company supporting John F. Sheridan." The image shows Sheridan, cross-dressed as the title character, standing in a doorway holding a hatbox. Running across the bottom is the play title.  This musical farce was originally titled "Fun on the Bristol" and starred Sheridan, who had won acclaim as a female impersonator in Australia. It played first at the Bijou Theatre in October of 1892 before moving up to The Strand. Sanger eventually turned away from company managing and took up management of the Metropolitan Opera between 1900 and his death in 1904.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph poster. The caption running across the top is "Frank Sanger's Company supporting John F. Sheridan." The image shows Sheridan, cross-dressed as the title character, standing in a doorway holding a hatbox. Running across the bottom is the play title. This musical farce was originally titled "Fun on the Bristol" and starred Sheridan, who had won acclaim as a female impersonator in Australia. It played first at the Bijou Theatre in October of 1892 before moving up to The Strand. Sanger eventually turned away from company managing and took up management of the Metropolitan Opera between 1900 and his death in 1904.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89215
Creation Date: 1892
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.0010
Original Dimensions:50 cm by 70 cm
SUBJECTS
Posters
Theaters
Cross dressing
Dresses
Hats
Umbrellas
Irish
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
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Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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