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Title: Trade card for comedian John E. Ince

Accession Number: 2005.7.5
Category: EPHEMERA
Type: trade card
Maker: Bufford Bros.
Place: USA, MA, Boston
Date: after 1870; before 1900
Materials: paper
Description: Trade card; comedian John E. Ince; chromolithograph of young girl seated on open -air porch in rocking chair, reading a book, cat and dog near her side, potted plant twisting up porch pillar, beach with several people walking in background, cove with several sailboats in far background; printed on lower left "BUFFORD"; printed on lower right "572"; printed on back "COMING!/ It is the Funniest You Ever Saw!/ THE EVER POPULAR COMEDIAN,/ MR. JOHN E. INCE/ Supported by a carefully selected company of Laugh/ Makers in the/ Funniest of all Funny Pieces/ ENTITLED,/ 'FUN IN A BOARDING SCHOOL'/ Under the management of the/ BOSTON AMUSEMENT BUREAU,/ FRANK N. SCOTT, Manager,/ A three Act excursion into the realms of Momus. Written for/ the sole purpose of creating laughter and driving away 'the/ blues,' in which it has exceeded by far all expectations,/ having been produced upwards of 3000 times in all/ the principal cities in Europe and America."; handwritten in upper right "$1.25".

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