The Misses Mary & Rosina Shaw of Philadelphia, will give a Grand Vocal Concert [opening lines of broadside].
Handsome concert announcement broadside for the popular Shaw Sisters of Philadelphia. The broadside as two blank spaces for location and date to be handwritten. The program that follows suggests that this was one repeated, performance after performance.
We find an 1842 New York Herald snippet that presents the following:
We understand that two very accomplished debutantes in music and song, are preparing to make their first appearance in a short time. Their names are Mary and Rosina Shaw.—Some years ago, they sang here—but were then mere children. Mary Shaw is 14 years of age. Rosina is 10, and both are just bursting beautifully into bright womanhood. It is said their voices are highly cultivated—possess great power and flexibility, and that their debut will make a sensation in the musical world.
The broadside (unrecorded?) is attractively presented in a variety of type faces. One intriguing song performed by Mary Shaw is entitled “I’ll be no submissive wife.”
Description: The Misses Mary & Rosina Shaw of Philadelphia, will give a Grand Vocal Concert [opening lines of broadside].
[Np. ca. 1840s]. Broadside. 9¾ x 6¼ inches. Folds, light foxing, untrimmed and as issued; very good.