PHILADELPHIA. Shares of $10. black. No 105. Trimmed left border. Formed 1860, and inc. 1869. It was the centerpiece of Yiddish theater, in the Jewish quarter of the city. It was located in Wheatley Dramatic Hall, 511 S. 5th Street (and Gaskill St.), Philadelphia, PA., from 1867, when the Association acquired the theater, and totally renovated and upgraded it, to provide excellent stage and backstage facilities, and fine comfort for the audience. The theater was famous thru PA and surrounding states, and continued until at least 1908. The Association was named for a popular Philadelphia actor and theatre manager, William Wheatley (1816-1876), at the time co-manager and director with Mr. John Drew the Elder at the Arch Street Theatre. Cert. shows a fine, and very unusual, detailed vignette of a musical production on the stage of the theater, with the orchestra in the foreground, and the cast in fine costumes. Only this one stock certificate is known to us.
Themes: JUDAICA & ISRAEL, THEATRE
Date: 25 July 1876
Startprice: € 1000