[N. p., but Murray, Kentucky?]: n. p., 1886. First edition. Broadside handbill, 8.75 x 5.75 inches. Small ink splot to the initial letter of the pitch, a little toned and lightly foxed and worn; in very good condition. Item #18260
“The great Bible Scenery, Young America No. 2, is cmoing to Murray, and will exhibit in that city on Monday night, Aug. 23, 1886, at the Court House, and will be conducted by Rev. James White.” Evidently a traveling exhibition of religious art, eclectic as that category might be—Abraham “and his son Isaac” going up the mountain, Moses, St. Paul’s Church at Rome, but also “the Eastern Railroad Crossing East New York,” and “bird’s-eye view of Lookout Mountain, etc., etc.” The handbill specifically calls for an integrated crowd, “Come one, come all, both colored and white. . . . The price has been greatly reduced, and everybody is expected to pay at the door.” Murray, Kentucky (county seat for Calloway) would seem to be the almost certain location of this traveling popular exhibition.