Interior view of Leadville, Colorado's Tabor Opera House stage on opening night, November 20, 1879. The first show was "The Serious Family" a Jack S. Langrishe production. In the foreground are Andrews' ornate cast iron and upholstered opera chairs and a piano with sheet music. Proscenium boxes with lambrequins, lace curtains and gas chandeliers are on either side of the stage. An ornate frescoed ceiling near the stage includes a painting of cherubs, flowers and ribbons. The set includes a painted flat with three arches, several pieces of funiture, framed paintings, a taxidermied leopard, and a portrait of Horace Tabor on an easel at stage right. Tabor contracted J. Thomas Roberts to build the three-story opera house in 1879.
Leadville was designated a National Historic District in 1968.; Photoprint mounted on mat board.; Title and photographer's signature hand-lettered on original; "111" bottom center.; R7100001803
1 copy photonegative ; 10 x 13 cm. (4 x 5 in.); 1 photoprint ; 17 x 24 cm. (6 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Tabor Opera House--1870-1880.; Leadville (Colo.)--1870-1880.; Interiors--1870-1880.; Opera houses--1870-1880.
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