Orig 1853 Spaulding & Rogers Floating Circus Palace Mobile Al Alabama For SaleOriginal GLEASON'S PICTORIAL illustrated newspaper, dated February 19, 1853. COMPLETE in 16 pgs, Folio (15” x 11”). IN NEAR FINE CONDITION
Featured in this issue is an original 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" wood engraved view "SPALDING & ROGERS'S FLOATING CIRCUS PALACE" (Spaulding & Rogers, Mobile, AL)
A sample of the accompanying 1/2 column-length article reads, "The picture which we give herewith is an accurate representation of what is called the Floating Palace, as it lately appeared at Mobile, Ala. It was built for the purpose of equestrian exhibitions, and it has been improved at the Levee, in New Orleans, and at various places on the Mississippi River, during some length of time--It was rather a novel idea to construct such a curious ship--a regular moveable theatre; but it is said to have succeeded far beyond the expectations of its owners...The interior is a most commodious amphitheatre.--The 'dress-circle', as it is termed, consists of eleven hundred cane-bottom arm-chairs...The 'family-circle', comprises cushioned settees for some five hundred persons, while the residue of the accommodations are comprised of nine hundred gallery seats...".
Additional illustrated articles in this issue include: "THE LUNATIC ASYLUM, AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND' (NYC), "NEW MAD HOUSE IN VIENNA (Austria), "DUCK SHOOTING (on the Potomac River), and MORE!!
IN NEAR FINE CONDITION! The Circus Palace page, along the with front page of this issue, have an imperfect edge along the spine, affecting blank border along the spine. Several other pages in this issue have some slight foxing affecting blank border. We unconditional warrant, without time limit, the authenticity of this 1853 Gleason's Pictorial. This view is not a postcard. We have been dealing in historical newspapers and fine documents since 1974 DBA "Historical Newspapers and Journals". 10 day return privilege. Item will be carefully protected in flat cardboard packaging. Buyer pays Priority Post with insurance. Illinois residents add 9% sales tax. If you wish to offer and don't have a Paypal account, please contact us regarding your preferred form of payment.We will email the total costs to the successful high buyer. Orig 1853 SPAULDING & ROGERS FLOATING CIRCUS PALACE Mobile AL Alabama >
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