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November 11, 2019 12:00PM - November 17, 2019 7:00PMCalender

Salsbury's Troubadours, Nellie McHenry.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3311T Location: Boston Date / Time: November 11, 2019 12:00PM


Salsbury's Troubadours, Nellie McHenry. Baltimore, Maryland: A. Hoen & Co., [c. 1880]. Oversized chromolithographic poster depicting a full-length life-size (or larger than life) image of Nellie in a long pink and red striped dress with green silk accents, and bustle, wearing a top hat and holding a cane, with fancy character shoes, head cocked back, promising great entertainment, neatly matted and framed, 80 x 38 in.

Nellie (nee Webster) McHenry (1853-1935) was an actor born in St. Louis. She was working at the Hooley Comedy Company in Chicago when she met Nate Salisbury. McHenry, Webster, and her husband Nate Salisbury established the Troubadors around 1870.
Estimate $400-600

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Hoen & Co., Webster, Nate Salisbury, Nellie McHenry, Salsbury, St. Louis, Chicago