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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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CHAPTER IX
THE STAGE AND THE CONCERT HALL OF THE 'FORTIES
"Madame B— and her company. . . will long be remembered with pleasure as having contributed one of the most charming series of entertainments our citizens have been favored with this season."— Cincinnati Daily Atlas.
I.
T HE river boats and the great-fun­nelled locomotives of the late 'forties carried into and away from Cincinnati more than merchandise., merchants and Cali­fornia emigrants. There were frequent comings and goings of theatrical and concert com­panies on tour, lecturers and preachers. Patronage for their offerings was excellent, the audiences for the half-dozen theaters and con­cert halls issuing from the city itself, the sur­rounding area, and the travellers who broke the tedium of long journeys by a stop-over in Cincinnati. In no respect was Cincinnati more the Queen City than in what it afforded in music and dramatics. Exceptional were the opportunities thus open to the young em­ployee of Irwin & Foster who had a lively interest in both fields and high ambition in one of them.







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