AUCTION 69 | Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Holy Land Maps and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 195


(Playbill). “The Romance of A People.” A Musical and Dramatic Pageant… Portraying the Highlights in Four Thousand Years of Jewish History. Polo Grounds, New York City. <<*WITH:>> Printed ticket stub for mezzanine seat at the performance (differing location). pp. 16. Original color pictorial wrappers. Folio.

New York: (for the American Palestine Campaign) 1933

Est: $400 - $600
Originally performed at the Chicago World’s Fair on “Jewish Day,” July 3, 1933, “The Romance of A People” featured 6,000 actors, singers and dancers and celebrated 4,000 years of Jewish history. The playbill includes notes on Jewish history, an article entitled: Palestine: Land of Promise and Fulfillment and a congratulatory message from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Against a backdrop of Nazi violence, the pageant sought to raise funds for the settlement of German-Jewish refugees in Palestine.