Signature and Inscribed Calling Card: OWENS, John A. (1823-86)

Signature and Inscribed Calling Card

OWENS, John A. (1823-86)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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One of the 19th century most influential theatrical managers was also one of its wealthiest, a pioneering popular comic actor who debuted in Philadelphia in 1840, toured the country and was noted for the Yankee characters and other eccentrics he perfected. Superb signature and inscription on the verso of his printed "John E. Owens" calling card, heavy stock 3½" X 1 3/4". Near fine. Faintly age toned. Handsomely and boldly penned in his fine tight script, the actor writes: "Aigburth Vale / Baltimore County / M-d. / Edward B Cook Esq / Better late / than never Yours truly / John E. / Owens. / June 30 '73." Aigburth Vale was Owens' famed country home, designed by architects Niermsee and Neilson in 1868, and "Better Late Than Never" was one of Owens' popular comedies. A great example on an appropriate item. Bookseller Inventory # 32493

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Title: Signature and Inscribed Calling Card

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