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Boston Coliseum National Peace Jubilee Lithograph, circa 1869



A color lithograph print, circa 1869, of the Boston Coliseum on the occasion of the National Peace Jubilee, commemorating the end of the Civil War, with archival framing, including acid free matte board, UV resistant glass and a new patinated walnut frame. The print features the Coliseum building, festooned with pennants and American flags, with couples and families shown in their finery strolling on the grounds of the Coliseum with horse drawn carriages and a ceremonial military regiment in the background. Below, in ornamental typography, the print is entitled, Exterior View of Coliseum for the Grand National Peace Jubilee, Boston, Mass., June 15-16-17-18-19th 1869. Flanking the title are the names of the Contractors for Materials, Geo. B. James & Co., Lumber Dealers, on the left and Contractor for Building, Judah Sears & Son, on the right. The printer, the New England Lithography Company , is indicated in the lower left hand corner of the image with their address in Boston on the right. Information on the National Peace Jubilee and its influence on American Band Music: The National Peace Jubilee was a celebration that commemorated the end of the American Civil War, organized by Patrick Gilmore in Boston from June 15-19, 1869. It featured an orchestra and a chorus, as well as numerous soloists. More than 11,000 performers participated, including the famous violinist Ole Bull as the orchestra's concertmaster, and Carl Zerrahn as director of the choral forces. The Jubilee became the "high-water mark in the influence of the band in American life". Along with the World's Peace Jubilee and International Musical Festival in 1872, it made Gilmore a famous composer and bandmaster. For the Jubilee, a newly commissioned "Hymn of Peace" was written by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, set to the music from "American Hymn" by Matthias Keller (1813-1875) and performed on the opening day. Participants included: 100 choral groups with a total of 10,926 singers 525 musicians with the orchestra 486 musicians with the wind band.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.25 in. (48.9 cm)Width: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)Depth: .5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1869
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. New framing. Fresh, bright colors. Small tear at center top margin.
  • Seller Location
    Essex, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU837718308802

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