Boston [and] Nashua, N.H. Electrotyped by Stark, Stanley & Co. [and] American Fan Co., 1872.
Unbound. Die-cut fan, consisting of two thin printed pieces of thin card tacked back-to-back to original tapered wood handle. Small tear on one side of the fan, else near fine. One side features information about the World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival held at the Coliseum in Boston's Back Bay between June and July, 1872, with a wood engraved image of the Coliseum where it was held (and which was built for the event); the other side displays wood engraved portraits of three luminaries involved with the festival: festival director and founder Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore, Eben Tourjee (co-founder of the New England Conservatory of Music), and festival choral director Carl Zerrahn. The Jubilee was a primarily musical celebration to commemorate the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War and featured many performances, including performances by Johann Strauss (for which he composed the *Jubilee Waltz*) and the Fisk University Jubilee Singers.