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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1876.
'The Political Farce of 1876.' Lithograph poster alleging fraud in the 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes and Democrat Samuel Tilden in which twenty electoral votes were disputed and ultimately awarded to Hayes.
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FRANCE: VILLAGE PLAY, 1542.
Performance of a farce in a French village. Anonymous painting, 1542.
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THEATER POSTER, c1898.
This Is It, Johnny on the Spot, a 'Bill Nye' musical farce. Lithograph poster, c1898.
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CHAPLIN: SHOULDER ARMS.
Charlie Chaplin, center, undergoing a medical examination in his World War I film 'Shoulder Arms,' 1918.
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NAPOLEON'S DEFEAT, 1812.
Emperor Napoleon I of France caricatured as a performer in a play at a carnival in Paris, during which he informs the shocked audience of the French defeat in Russia in 1812. Russian satirical etching, c1813.
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SOME LIKE IT HOT, 1959.
Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon in a scene from the film 'Some Like It Hot,' 1959.
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THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT.
Scene from the 1962 Three Stooges film.
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NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
(1769-1821). Emperor of France, 1804-1814. 'Delusion, a New Farce.' Napoleon instructing his young son, the three-year-old King of Rome, to review French troops, consisting of young conscripts and wounded veterans, whose mouths have been padlocked shut. French copy of a satirical English cartoon, 1814, by George Cruikshank.
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SHAKESPEARE: HENRY IV.
Playbill for a performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, England, 8 June 1819, of William Shakespeare's 'King Henry IV,' first part, followed by a comic interlude, musical performances, and a farce.
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THEATRE POSTER, 1899.
The Air Ship by J.M. Gaites.
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SYMBOL: THEATER.
The fool's scepter, symbolizing theater.
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A PAIR OF SIXES, 1914.
'Miss Norton,' a character in H. H. Frazee's farce, 'A Pair of Sixes.' Early 20th century photograph.
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THEATER POSTER, 1898.
American theater poster, 1898, for a production of Charles Hoyt's play 'A Parlor Match,' depicting the character Old Hoss playing the bagpipes.
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MAITRE PIERRE PATHELIN.
Pathelin, the lawyer, tricking the close-fisted draper, Joceaume, out of a piece of cloth. Woodcut from a French edition of the popular theatrical farce, 1490.
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GARRICK: THE LYING VALET.
A scene from David Garrick's farce 'The Lying Valet,' printed at Philadelphia in 1778.
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PRINCE OTTO von BISMARCK
(1815-1898). Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schonhausen. Prussian statesman. 'The Old "Business."' Bismarck (left) offers a stick labeled 'absolutism' to William I, King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, a reference to his views on the crown's constitutional rights. English cartoon, 1882, by Sir John Tenniel.
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AMERICAN THEATER POSTER,
1899.
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PIERRE PATHELIN.
Pathelin, Joceaume, and Aignelet in court. Woodcut from a French edition of the popular theatrical farce, 'La Farce de maître Pierre Pathelin,' 1490.