US Merchant Token: admit to Wood's Minstrels. 1857

Object Number: 
INV.13706
Date: 
1857
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Description: 
Token; silver; depiction of the five story Wood's Minstrel building; obverse "ADMIT TO WOOD'S MINSTRELS / ERECTED / 1857 / 561 & 563 BD WAY N.Y" reverse "WARRANTED PURE SILVER / WOOD'S / MINSTRELS ' PERFORM EVERY / EVENING / GIVING A SELECTION / AND / VARIED / ENTERTAINMENT / INTRINSIC VALUE 25 CTS."
Gallery Label: 
This silver token commemorated the 1857 opening of the new Wood's Minstrel building, or "Wood's new marble building."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group