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LIS 644 Digital Collections

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This page contains information about the lithograph poster advertising the play ‘Quincy Adams Sawyer,’ which is described as ‘The best New England play ever written.’ The poster shows Hiram and Samanthy, two of the play’s secondary characters. Hiram is sitting and wearing a bib, while holding pastries and a teacup, while Samanthy stands behind him, with her hat on the floor. This poster is estimated to be dated 1902.

Quincy Adams Sawyer opened August 7, 1902 and closed in September 1902 with a total of 36 performances.  It was written by Justin Adams and Charles Felton Pidgin and staged by John Stapleton. The play, set in Mason’s Corner, Massachusetts, starring Charles Dickson as Quincy Adams Sawyer. The play is adapted from Charles Felton Pidgin’s Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's corner folks; a novel; a picture of New England home life, published in Boston in 1900. The play, which toured widely and played at the Academy of Music in New York City, tells the story of Quincy Adams Sawyer, an attorney who is conducting an investigation of a villainous lawyer while also falling in love with a blind woman named Alice.

 
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