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Andy
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People's Theatre

Postby Andy » February 7th, 2014, 7:39 pm

Found this between the pages of an old book - it's about 4" by 6.5", made of a stiff cardboard-like material (much thinker than a postcard).

Anyone know more about the building? Richard Obee? A little googling tells me that Snyder Bros Photo was operational in the 1890's.

Is this "souvenir" rare/valuable? I am rich now? :lol:

https://imgur.com/oBh3FY4

https://imgur.com/16wJP4P

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Re: People's Theatre

Postby seanrichardryan » February 7th, 2014, 8:13 pm

Looks a bit like the old metropolitan opera house on Marquette. I'll do a little research. Interesting nonetheless.
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Re: People's Theatre

Postby seanrichardryan » February 7th, 2014, 8:18 pm

Yep. I think that's it. Ephemera is hard to come by, consider handing it off the Minneapolis collection at the Library.

http://collections.mnhs.org/cms/display ... 1&count=25
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Re: People's Theatre

Postby Andy » February 7th, 2014, 9:00 pm

Good call - yeah, that's it. Found this photo which appears to be between the time of my photo/drawing and the one you posted which shows the top of the turret and the more elaborate entrance:

http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/mplspho ... ra%20House

If this piece really is from the 1890's it's in remarkably good condition - I will take your advice and see if the library is interested.


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