1872 Broadside Announcing Extra Train Service to "Elijah"
by [Oratorio Train]
Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Original 1872 broadside of the Boston & Albany Railroad, announcing an extra train from Brookline to Boston for the Handel & Haydn Society's performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah.Â The boldly printed text announces that "For the accommodation of persons who desire to hear 'Elijah,' a train will leave Brookline at 6:45 pm on Sunday next, and return at 10:05 pm, or twenty minutes after the close of the Oratorio."Dated January 8, 1872. Letterpress printed in black on a pale lavender wove sheet measuring 12" x 9-1/4". Small pieces of tape to corners (small loss to one corner); and a few small, clean edge tears, otherwise clean and near fine. A remarkable piece of Boston ephemera.Â (Inventory #: 13042)
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