"A Trip to the Moon."
Vol. 1 No. 2, March 21, 1877
9 " w x 12 1/2 " h
Famed 19th-Century actor Edwin Booth is shown on the left climbing a rope
ladder and holding a banner with the words "Booth's Theatre."
Booth managed the Winter Garden Theatre in New York and the Walnut Street Theatre
in Philadelphia before being forced into bankruptcy in the early 1870s.
This caricature could be a reference to his worldwide tour which eventually
helped him to regain his fortune.
Booth was also the brother of John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln.