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1894 William Pruette "rob Roy" Actor Cut Signature Autograph Card For Sale
This is a cut signature autograph for William Pruette that reads "Rob Roy" and it's dated December 20th, 1894. It is permanently affixed to a backboard. Please see photos for details. This was purchased at an estate sale of someone who had an extensive collection of historical autographs and signatures. I do not know the back story to this piece. Measures 3 3/8" x 2" On a site which discusses the origins of the "Rob Roy" drink; it is credited to William Pruettes portrayal and performance: The origins of the drink are sketchy, though many peg it to the Waldorf-Asotria hotel in 1894, where a drink was created and named in honor of the opening of a Broadway show called Rob Roy by American composer Reginald de Koven. Rob Roy opened at the Herald Square Theatre on October 29, 1894 and became one of de Koven’s biggest New York successes, ringing up 164 performances.
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1894 William Pruette "rob Roy" Actor Cut Signature Autograph Card: $56