Thursday, October 9, 2008

Splendid Entertainment At The Ballpark

Above is a copy of an ad that ran in the St. Louis Republic on July 19, 1893 (as always, click on the picture for a better view). Thanks to John Maurath at the Missouri Civil War Museum who was kind enough to send it to me.

According to the ad, for your fifty cents you got a grand concert by the renowned Arsenal Band (who John tells me was the famous military band from Jefferson Barracks), a game between the Elks and Owls, and then a dress drill and parade of the Branch Guards. You can't beat that kind of entertainment with a stick.

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