Restoration of Ford's Theatre, Washington D.C

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APPENDIX C1

FORD'S THEATER The One Hundred and THIRTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY of the BIRTHDAY of GEN. GEORGE WASHINGTON First President of the United States February 22, 1865

It will be observed in this splendid theater by a GRAND BALL AND PROMENADE CONCERT with GYMNASTIC EXERCISES by ABNER S. BRADY Late principal of the Seventh Regiment Gymnasium, St. Mark's Place, New York, now of Brady's Gymnasium, Washington AND HIS PUPILS

The Renowned HANLON BROTHERS George, William, Thomas, and Alfred The most distinguished Gymnasts of this or any other country have returned from their South American Tour, and will in compliment to Mr. Brady, visit Washington to APPEAR ON THIS OCCASION ONLY

The Ball and Promenade Concert will be conducted with the same Liberality, Discrimination, and Exclusiveness as distinguished the Grand Balls at the Academy of Music, New York

The Theatre will be most brilliantly illuminated, and gorgeously decorated with EVERGREENS, ONE HUNDRED SINGING CANARY BIRDS, AND FINE PAINTINGS. Also, TWO GRAND BANDS--one for Promenading and one for Dancing so there will be NO CESSATION OF MUSIC DURING THE EVENING The invited guests will embrace THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE MEMBERS OF THE CABINET AND THE MILITARY AND NAVAL CELEBRITIES IN OR NEAR WASHINGTON.

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Evening Star, February 21, 1865.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Preface xi
  • List of Illustrations xv
  • List of Historic American Buildings Survey Drawings xvii
  • Administrative Data 1
  • Historical Data 3
  • Part I -- Ford's Theatre Building, 1833-1862 5
  • Part II -- Ford's Theatre 1867-65 13
  • Part III -- April 14, 1865 and Its Aftermath 53
  • Architectural Data 67
  • Furnishings and Exhibition Data 101
  • Appendix A--Lincoln at Ford's Theatre 105
  • Appendix B--List of Productions at Ford's Theatre 107
  • Appendix C 123
  • Bibliography 125
  • Index 130
  • Mission 66 137
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