EXHIBITION OF THE FRANKLIN PHILOMATHEAN SOCIETY, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPT. 32D, 1345. AT THE CITY HALL.| DIS-ORDER OF EXERCISES.| LOT, NO. 1--- BRAND A.| 1. COMIC SOLO...LOWELL BRASS BAND.| 2. ORATIO SALUTATORIA (ORIGINAL)... HORATIUS NELSONUS HOLBROOKUS...| LOT, NO. 2-- BRAND B.| 1. MUSIC - "THE CART-WHEEL COTTILLION."... L.B. BAND.| 2. PUSS-A-LINE'S EXPULSION...| TICKETS FREE-- TO BE HAD AT THE UNPRINCIPLED BOOKSTORES, &C. &C. BRO. CARLTON WILL OFFICIATE AS A MASTER OF CEREMONIES. PROCESSION FORMED AT 7. AUDIENCE TICKLED AT 8 O'CLOCK.

[Lowell, MA? 1845?]. Broadside, 7.25" x 16". Text and illustrations within an attractive decorative border. Woodcut illustration of a kicking donkey, a top-hatted gentleman standing behind it. Light folds, Near Fine.

This rare satirical broadside features ten "exercises" under "Lot. No. 1" and nine under "Lot No. 2." Some participants include: J.W. Murder, J.A. More-evil, F. Sel-wine Cutler, H.B. Pud-muddle, Kernel Waltzingham.
References to the Lowell Brass Band and to Amelia Sargent, who is listed as performing a "DECLAMATION- Joan of Arc," suggest a Massachusetts imprint; the likely place is Lowell.
Not located in American Imprints, Sabin, NUC, or on OCLC [as of April 2016] or online records of the Library of Congress and major institutional and university libraries. Item #26871

Price: $500.00