Campbell’s Minstrels

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Campbell’s Minstrel Hall

Proprietor / Lessee:
M. C. Campbell [minstrel]

Price: $.25

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Last Updated:
11 September 2011


Advertisement: New York Herald, 03 July 1864.

“Budworth in New and Funny Acts, Davis in his Fourth of July Oddities . . . The Best Concerted Music in the City: Frank Leslie in New Ballads, Ainsley Scott in fine Bass Songs, Whiting in Holiday Costume, The Entire Troupe in New and Novel Specialties.”

Review: New York Sun, 08 July 1864, 4.

“There is a mine of gold before Campbell, and why?  Because he promises even less than he performs.  The witticisms of Budworth and Davis cause convulsive merriment; the beautiful singing of Scott, Leslie and Gould is unsurpassed; the Conopean [sic] playing is excellent and McGuire’s ‘Why did you go away,’ is the drollest Irish burlesque song yet sung in a Minstrel Hall.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 09 July 1864, 102.

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 09 July 1864, 103.

Lists members of the troupe.

Review: New York Clipper, 16 July 1864, 110.

Campbell’s Minstrels have already become fixed favorites on the east side of the town, and their new minstrel Hall has been well attended every night since the opening, considering the warm weather.  The attendance, no doubt, would be better if the public were aware of the most excellent ventilation of this house. . . . It is the best ventilated place of amusement in the city.”