Ephemera Gallery | Abraham Lincoln Papers

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The Great Lincoln memorial tableaux are now on exhibition at National Hall!. [Philadelphia] W. H. Beal & Co., [n. d.]. 1 l. 18.8 x 11.5 cm. Stern Collection, Broadside v. 5, no. 18. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

An advertisement for a theatrical event featuring a "Lincoln Memorial Tableaux" among other variety stage acts, such as dramatic readings and singing of popular songs. Theatrical tableaux of that time typically employed actors and props to portray a famous scene--frozen in time--in a kind of "living picture."

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Ephemera Gallery | Abraham Lincoln Papers