S W Wetmore, Christmas at Illinois State Penitentiary, Programme, 1878

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S W Wetmore, Christmas at Illinois State Penitentiary, Programme, 1878

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players,
They have their exits, and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
Shakespeare [1]

Cambridge Comedy Company
Tom Stevens Prison Orchestra

The Performance will commence with the Beautiful Comedietta
Entitled the

Rough Diamond [2]
Margery - Blanche Webster
Lady Plato Miss Jessie Crisp
Sir William - W. A. Lavalle
Capt Blenheim - H. Mortimer
Lord Plato - W. Stuart
Cousin Joe - Frank Hartwell

To be followed by the Roaring Irish Farce

Paddy Miles' Boy [3]
Paddy Miles - Frank Hartwell
Doct. Coates - W. Stuart
Henry Coates - H. Mortimer
Job - W. A. Lavalle
Jane - Blanche Webster
Mrs. Fidget - Jennie Crisp

And to conclude the latest and most successful Negro Farce

The Coming Man
Lollypop - Frank Hartwell
Brannegan - W. Stuart
Charley - H. Mortimer
Annie - Blanche Webster

Admission as usual. Trade dollars taken at par.
Free list suspended.


S W Wetmore
Sidney W Wetmore
Date written
cm x cm in x in
Edison Electric Pen
Penmanship Style
Manuscript, print
Image courtesy of Bill Burns, Electricpen.org [4]
The Thomas A Edison Papers [5]
Links for S (Sidney) W Wetmore
Merry Xmas and happy new year [[6]]
Christmas programme key [[7]]
Our penal institutions, life in a great prison (photos and article) [[8]]
Joliet Prison photograph collection, ca. 1889-1895 [9]
Imprisoned anarchists: Fielden; Schwab; Neebe. [10]
Behind the bars at Joliet : a peep at a prison, its history and its mysteries [11][12]
Prison Photography text [[13]]
Gentle spirit drawing, from The Thomas Edison Papers [[14]]
Additional examples of Edison Electric Pen writing
Thomas Alva Edison Papers, Daily Electric Letter, Vol I, No. 39, 1877
J U Mackenzie, Receipt to Valentine Marsh, 1878
Edison Electric Pen
Thomas Edison's early drawings of electric pen, 1875, Courtesy of The Thomas Edison Papers, Rutgers University [[16]] [[17]]
Rough Transcription of Edison's Autographic Press Caveat No 2. October 2-3, 1875 [[18]]
History of Edison Electric Pen
Predecessor of Edison's Electric Pen, Samuel Huffman's Puncturing Machine, 1866 [[19]]
Edison et al v Klaber, copyright infringment case, 1889 [[20]]
File name
Wetmore S W 18xx-0x-0x

S W Wetmore Edison Electric Pen Christmas at Illinois State Penitentiary Programme 1878.jpg