Shakespeare in American Life exhibition item list

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This article gives a listing of items exhibited in Shakespeare in American Life, one of the Exhibitions at the Folger. Items are listed chronologically, and, when available, the catalog entry number is included before the Call number.

Items included

  • William Shakespeare. The tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. Souvenir promptbook. [S.l. : s.n., n.d.]. Catalog item 86. Call number: PROMPT Oth. Fo.2 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Othello: a burlesque. As performed by Griffin & Christy’s Minstrels, New York. Clyde, OH: Ames, [n.d.]. Catalog item 27. Call number: PR2829.A72 O7
  • William Shakespeare. Mr. VVilliam Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies: published according to the true originall copies. London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. Catalog item 1. Call number: STC 22273 Fo.1 no.41 and Binding image on LUNA.
  • Samuel Purchas. Purchas his pilgrimes. In fiue bookes. London: Printed by William Stansby, 1625. Catalog item 3. Call number: STC 20509 Copy 1 Vol. 4 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • John Smith. The generall historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles. Divided into sixe bookes. London: Printed by J. D[awson] and J. H[aviland], 1631. Catalog item 4. Call number: STC 22790c.2 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Quotation from Julius Caesar in the hand of John Adams. Manuscript, 18th or 19th century. Catalog item 37. Call number: Y.d.246 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Knight Northall. Macbeth travestie. Promptbook. [18--?]. Catalog item 30. Call number: PR2823.A72 N7 1852.
  • Augustus Robin. Edwin Forrest as Macbeth: [in Shakespeare’s Macbeth]. Engraving. [United States?: s.n., 19th century?]. Catalog item 14. Call number: ART File F728 no.18 (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Tickets to Readings from Shakespeare signed by Fanny Kemble. Manuscript, 19th century. Catalog item 43. Call number: Y.d.443.
  • Increase Cooke. Sequel to the American orator, or, dialogues for schools. New Haven: Increase Cooke, 1813. Catalog item 66. Call number: PN4201 .C71 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • John Quincy Adams. Autograph letters signed from John Quincy Adams to various recipients. Manuscript, 1830-1839. Catalog item 38. Call number: Y.c.10 (2) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Louisa May Alcott. Little Pyramus and Thisbe. Manuscript, 19th century. Catalog item 68. Call number: N.a.32 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Thomas Sully. Charlotte Cushman. Oil on canvas, 1843. Catalog item 19. Call number: FPb47 (aisle 103) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Thomas Sherratt. Mr. Macready as Macbeth [in Shakespeare’s Macbeth]. Engraving. London: John Tallis & Company, mid-19th century. Catalog item 13. Call number: ART File M174.4 no.20 copy 1 (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. Macbeth. A tragedy in five acts ... With the stage business ... Promptbook. New York: Berford & Co., 1847. Catalog item 16. Call number: PROMPT Mac. 56 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays: with his life. Illustrated by H.W. Hewet, after designs by Kenny Meadows, Harvey, and others; edited by Gulian C. Verplanck. In three volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, publishers, 1847. Catalog item 64. Call number: PR2752 1847c copy 1 Sh.Col. and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Riot at the Astor-Place Opera-House, New York (see page 372). Engraving. [London?: s.n., 1849]. Catalog item 12. Call number: ART File N567.7 no.2 (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Friedrich August Leo. Autograph letters signed from various correspondents mostly to F.A. Leo. Manuscript, 1852-1899. Call number: Y.c.1505 (1) and Guide to Letters of Friedrich August Leo.
  • Delia Bacon. Letter from Delia Bacon to Ralph Waldo Emerson. Manuscript, 1852-1855. Call number: Y.c.2599 (81?-89?) and Guide to the Papers of Delia Bacon.
  • Mr. Ira Aldridge as Aaron [character in Shakespeare’s] Titus Andronicus. Engraving. [London]: The London Printing and Publishing Company, [between 1852 and 1853]. Catalog item 84. Call number: ART File A365.5 no.1 copy 2 (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • George Edward Rice. An old play in a new garb: (Hamlet, prince of Denmark); in three acts. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1853. Catalog item 31. Call number: PR2807.A72 R5 1853a.
  • New York Shakespeare Club. Constitution of the Shakspeare Club. S.l., 1854. Catalog item 72. Call number: Sh.misc. 614.
  • David Claypoole Johnston. A pro slavery incantation scene. Or Shakspeare improved. Lithograph. [United States: s.n., not before 1856]. Catalog item 34. Call number: ART File S528m1 no.86 (size L) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Shakespeare Society of Philadelphia. Menus for annual dinners ... : various dates between 1860 and 1880. Catalog item 78. Call number: Sh.misc. 372 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • 7th Regiment Amusement Association! ... Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, Aug. 8th, 1862. The Regimental Band... will be followed by the celebrated Trial Scene from The Merchant of Venice!... After which, the Burlesque Tragic Opera of Bombastes Furioso... the whole to conclue with The Tattoo To be beaten from the Stage by the Drum Corps, under the direction of Major Graham. Playbill, Baltimore, MD: 8 August, 1862. Catalog item 53. Call number: 261129 PLAYBILL and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. The complete works of Shakspeare. Ed. George Steevens. Cincinnati: Rickey and Carrol, 1864. Call number: PR2752 1864h Sh.Col.; displayed Presentation label for Clara Barton.
  • Abraham Lincoln ... Shakespeare applied to our national breavement .... Massachusettes: B.D. Russell, 1865. Catalog item 40. Call number: Sh.misc. 390 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Nast’s illustrated almanac. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871-. Catalog item 80. Call number: ART Vol. e106 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Desdemonum: an Ethiopian Burlesque, in Three Scenes. New York: Happy Hours Co., 1874?. Catalog item 26. Call number: PR2829.A72 D4; displayed front cover.
  • Shakespeare Club of Wheeling. Proceedings of the Shakespeare Club of Wheeling .... Wheeling: Lewis Baker & Co., 1875. Catalog item 74. Call number: Sh.misc. 1678.
  • William Shakespeare. The complete works of William Shakspeare. Ed. by George Steevens and Alexander Chalmers. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1875. Catalog item 134. Call number: PR2752 1875k Sh.Col.. and LUNA Digital Image.
  • George H. W. Griffin. Hamlet the dainty: an Ethiopian burlesque on Shakespeare’s Hamlet: performed by Griffin & Christy’s Minstrels. New York: Happy Hours Co., [188-?]. Catalog item 29. Call number: PR2807.A72 G8 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Dar’s de money. Othello burlesque. London, New York: S. French, [ca. 1880]. Catalog item 28. Call number: PR2829.A72 D2 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Thomas W. Keene scrapbook. [United States]: 1880. Catalog item 46. Call number: 260162 SCRAPBOOK.
  • R.W. Criswell. The new Shakspeare and other travesties. New York: The American news company, 1882. Catalog item 33. Call number: PR2878 .C85; displayed pp. 8-9.
  • Walt Whitman. What lurks behind Shakspere’s historical plays? Manuscript, ca. 1884. Catalog item 62. Call number: S.b.89 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • The (old clothes) Merchant of Venice, or, The young judge and old jewry : a burlesque sketch, for the drawing-room : together with a description of the costumes, cast of the characters ... and the whole of the stage business. New York: De Witt, [189-?]. Catalog item 32. Call number: PR2825.A72 O6 1895 Cage.
  • Gebbie & Company, printmaker. James H. Hackett as Falstaff, Henry fourth, act IV, scene II. Photogravure, [Philadelphia : s.n., late 19th century?]. Catalog item 17. Call number: ART File H121 no.8 (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • E. Hamilton Bell. Costume designs for Augustin Daly’s production of Love’s labour’s lost. [1891?]. Call number: ART Vol. b25 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. Love’s labor’s lost: a comedy, written by William Shakspere; arranged in 4 acts for the present stage by Augustin Daly; with a few prefatory thoughts upon the comedy by William Winter. [New York]: Privately printed for Mr. Daly (New York : Trow’s Printing and Bookbinding Co.), 1891. Call number: ART Vol. b25 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. The tempest. Edited by Horace Howard Furness. Philadelphia; London: J.B. Lippincott Company, c1892. Catalog item 65. Call number: PR2833 .A375 Sh.Col. and LUNA Digital Image.
  • F. Opper. Shakespeare would ride the bicycle if alive today: the reasons why. Cleveland: H.A. Lozier & Co., c1896. Catalog item 128. Call number: ART Vol. e203 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Doubleday & McClure & Company. How to organize a Shakespeare club. New York : Doubleday & McClure Co., [1898]. Catalog item 77. Call number: Sh.misc. 859 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Informal photograph of Langston Hughes. Photograph. Catalog entry 91. Call number: ART 261689.2 (size S) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • C. Alphonso Smith. Why young men should study Shakespeare. New York: University Society, c1902. Catalog item 69. Call number: Sh.misc. 1240.
  • William Shakespeare. The complete dramatic and poetic works of William Shakespeare. Edited by William Allan Neilson. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, and Company; Cambridge, [Mass.]: The Riverside Press, 1906. Catalog item 56. Call number: W.a.459.
  • Shakespeare Club (Pasadena, California). Eighteenth annual announcement. Pasadena, 1907. Catalog item 75. Call number: Sh.misc. 1669.
  • Frederick Gutekunst. Henry H. Eden with the cordial regards of Horace Howard Furness, January 1910. Photograph, Philadelphia, [Pa.]: [s.n., 1910?]. Catalog item 138. Call number: ART File F988.5 PHOTO (size XS) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Charles Lamb. Sheḳspier’s oysgeṿehlṭe ṿerḳ miṭ zayn biografye un bild, bearbeyṭ oys dem Englishen fun D.M. Hermalin. Yiddish translation of Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare. Nyu Yorḳ: Sh. Druḳerman, 1912. Catalog item 55. Call number: 247331.
  • Helen Coale Crew. Grace before Shakespeare. Manuscript, 27 December 1913. Catalog item 56. Call number: W.a.459, front endleaf 3.
  • Percy MacKaye. Caliban by the yellow sands. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1916. Call number: PR2923 1916.M2 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Edgar C. Abbott. The Bible-Shakespeare calendar, 1916. [Boston, Mass. : s.n.], 1916. Catalog item 81. Call number: Sh.Misc. 2102 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Clifford Kennedy Berryman. To bee or not to bee.... FDR, as Hamlet, considers a third term. Pen and ink, ca. 1940. from Political caricatures inspired by Shakespeare. Pen and ink drawings, [1932-1944]. Catalog item 36. Call number: ART Box B534 no.5 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Elizabeth Mckie. A Shakespearean atlas. 1934. Catalog item 71. Call number: W.b.638 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Edward A. Wilson. Scenes from Shakespeare, selected by George Lyman Kittredge. Lithograph. Ottumwa, Iowa; Sioux Falls, S.D., Topeka, Kansas: John. Morrell and Co., 1937. Catalog item 124. Call number: ART 261772 (size M) and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Langston Hughes. Typed letter signed from Langston Hughes, Hollywood, California, to Dan Burley. Manuscript, 26 November 1940. Catalog item 90. Call number: Y.c.1745 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Robert Edmond Jones. Costume design for Paul Robeson as "Othello". Ink and gouache drawing with fabric swatches attached, 1943. Catalog item 87. Call number: ART Box J79 no. 1 and LUNA Digital Image. Gift of James O. Belden in memory of Evelyn Berry Belden.
  • Carl Van Vechten. Portrait photograph of Paul Robeson as Othello. Silver gelatin photographic print. New York: 1944. Call number: ART 251518 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Shakespeare Society of New Orleans. Publications for the year 1946. New Orleans : Pub. by the Society, 1946. Catalog item 73. Call number: Sh.misc. 1634.
  • Shakespeare Society of Washington D.C. Records of the Shakespeare Society of Washington. Manuscript, ca. 1953-1965. Catalog item 76. Call number: Y.d.1083 (1-48).
  • Virginia A. LaMar. English dress in the age of Shakespeare. Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1958. Catalog item 147. Call number: DA312 .F6 v.5.
  • Lorna Wilson. Shakespeariana: scrap book of events during the years. Grand Rapids, Mich.: [ca. 1900s-1980s.]. Catalog item 79. Call number: Scrapbook 258624 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • William Shakespeare. The tragedy of Hamlet: prince of Denmark. Edited by Louis B. Wright. New York: Washington Square Press, 1961, c1959. Catalog item 145. Call number: PR2753 .W8 1959 v.7 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • West Side Story. Print. [N.p.]: United Artists, 1961. Catalog item 103. Call number: 252843.
  • West side story. Souvenir program. New York: Program Pub. Co., 1961. Catalog item 102. Call number: ART Vol. f182 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Richard Eburne. A plain pathway to plantations. (1624). Edited by Louis B. Wright. Ithaca, N.Y.: Published for the Folger Shakespeare Library by Cornell University Press, [1962]. Catalog item 144. Call number: JV1023 .E2.
  • Barbara Garson. MacBird. Berkeley, [Calif.]: Grassy Knoll Press [1966]. Catalog item 41. Call number: Sh.misc. 1822.
  • Julius Caesar Preview Program. Souvenir program. Hollywood, Ca.: MGM, 1953. Catalog item 110. Call number: ART Vol. f255.
  • Robert J. Myers. The tragedie of King Richard, the Second; the life and times of Richard II (1367-1400), King of England (1377-1399) compared to those of Richard of America in his second administration. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1973. Catalog item 42. Call number: Sh.misc. 1866.
  • Ray Bradbury. Thoughts on visiting the main rocket assembly building at Cape Canaveral for the first time; [and,] Why space, why Shakespeare?: an introduction ... Warren, MI: Ceco Pub. Co., 1977. Catalog item 130. Call number: Sh.misc. 1880.
  • Samuel Schoenbaum. Shakespeare, the Globe & the world. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. Catalog item 149. Call number: PR2933.F6 S3.
  • Shakespeare-by-the-Sea, Virginia Beach. Romeo and Juliet; Taming of the Shrew. Promotional poster, 1982. Call number: Shakespeare Festivals: American. 1982, Virginia Beach Department of Parks and Recreation and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Gloria Naylor. The women of Brewster Place. New York: Penguin Books, 1983. Catalog item 96. Call number: PS3564.A895 W6 1983.
  • Rita Dove. Selected poems. New York: Vintage Books, 1993. Catalog item 97. Call number: PS3554.O884 A6 1993.
  • Folger Shakespeare Library. Fooles and fricassees: food in Shakespeare’s England. Edited by Mary Anne Caton; with an essay by Joan Thirsk. Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library; Seattle: Distributed by University of Washington Press, 1999. Catalog item 150. Call number: TX717 .F66 1999 Copy 1 and LUNA Digital Image.
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises present . . . William Shakespeare’s A midsummer night’s dream. Promotional poster. Zoermeer, Netherlands: Film Freak Productions, [1999]. Call number: ART 262149 (size XXL).
  • Mary Jo Tydlacka. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing at the Patapsco Female Institute. Promotional poster. Drawing: watercolor and gouache.[Ellicott City, Maryland]: 2005. Catalog item 54. Call number: RT 262099 (size XL).
  • Shakespeare set free: teaching A midsummer night’s dream, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth. Edited by Peggy O’Brien. New York : Washington Square Press, 2006. Catalog item 70. Call number: PR2987 .S44 2006 and LUNA Digital Image.