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Call No.: MS Thr 1716
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: O'Sullivan, Burns
Title: The New York Hippodrome : drawings
Quantity: .08 linear feet (7 folders)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: 7 comic watercolor and ink drawings of scenes and acts at the New York Hippodrome by artist Burns O'Sullivan.
The Hippodrome Theatre, on Sixth Ave. between W. 43rd and W. 44th Streets, New York (N.Y.), was built in 1905 and torn down in 1939. It sat over 5,000 people at 14 performances per week with a cast of 1,000 and live animals.Burns O'Sullivan was employed by Frederic Thompson and Elmer S. Dundy, creators of the Hippodrome Theatre, from 1905 to at least 1908.
Arranged in chronological order.
7 large folio watercolor and ink comic art drawings comprising over 100 sketches depicting acts and scenes on view at the theater; several drawings are signed and dated by the artist.