Item #8425 [Broadside Advertisement] [Lottery] [Caption Title] GRAND NATIONAL CONCERT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SOLDIERS' AND SAILOR'S NATIONAL ORPHANS' HOME FUND . . . AT GROVER'S THEATRE, August 2, 1866; Postponed until Thursday Eve'g, Oct. 11. Grover's Theatre.

[Broadside Advertisement] [Lottery] [Caption Title] GRAND NATIONAL CONCERT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE SOLDIERS' AND SAILOR'S NATIONAL ORPHANS' HOME FUND . . . AT GROVER'S THEATRE, August 2, 1866; Postponed until Thursday Eve'g, Oct. 11

[Washington]: Press Job, Print. [1866]. Broadside. Item #8425

Broadside. 12" x 4.75." Printed in black on recto only. Light foxing and faint, early dampstain to the bottom left corner; old folds, but quite fresh. Very good to near fine.

This broadside outlines the lottery scheme to benefit for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home Fund. As well as a benefit concert after which the prized were to be announced. This benefit was scheduled to be held at the Grover's Theater in Washington, D. C. on August 2, 1866, here postponed to October 11. The advertisement states that 300,000 tickets were for sale at $1.00 each and 75,000 presents awarded. Presents range from cutlery to "1 Three-story Brick Residence, H street between 6th and 7th" valued at $18,000. The nature of the benefit speaks to a significant problem facing the country in the aftermath of the Civil War, the abundance of orphaned children. Rare in commerce. OCLC identifies only one copy of this broadside held by the American Antiquarian Society. OCLC: 191306492.

Price: $150.00

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