Floor Closure

The second floor of the Museum will be closed Saturday, December 16.

Theater souvenir

Object Number: 
2002.1.2119
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Leather, metal, paper, photograph
Dimensions: 
Wallet: 4 x 2 3/4 x 1/2 in., box: 4 3/8 x 3 x 5/8
Description: 
A souvenir calling card wallet given to mark the hundredth performance of a play, still in its original cardboard box. The box is printed in black "Broadway Theatre/ Manager A.A. McCarmick/ Souvenir/ 100th Performance/ De Wolf Hopper/ in / El Capitan/ July 21St., 1896". Inside is a white leather wallet with embossed metal trim that opens to expose two pockets for calling cards, one inset with an actual photograph of a man in a knight's costume with helmet and chain mail with the same inscription as on the box top.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group