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When John L. Sullivan was world heavyweight champion in 1890 he embarked on a tour starring in a play. Honest Hearts and Wiling Hands was a comedy-drama written specially for Sullivan by the playwright Duncan B. Harrison. Set in Ireland and with Sullivan in the starring role of the brawny village blacksmith who was handy with his fists, the production toured for two years and took him to theatre houses in locations as far flung as Canada and Australia. Sullivan was not much of an actor, but what skill he acquired was largely attributed to Harrison. Offered here is an album page which has been signed by Duncan B. Harrison and dated May 27th 1890 when he was touring with John L. Sullivan.
This is an original, paper, album page. Boldly signed in fountain pen ink, "The Play's the thing" Sincerely yours Duncan B. Harrison May 27th 1890." Unrelated signature on back. Clean with no staining. Not creased or torn. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2." Exceedingly rare.

Size: 4 1/2 x 7 1/2

Condition: excellent