FIRE FIEND: DESTRUCTION OF PIKE'S OPERA HOUSE, MARCH 22ND, 1866.
Edition: First thus.
Cincinnati, Ohio: J. Church & Co, 1866. First edition - A striking picture, originally the cover to a sheet music booklet containing the "Fire Fiend Galop." This is a dramatic and brightly colored lithograph of Cincinnati's burning opera house overwhelmed by the bright red and orange flames filling the sky. A crowd of onlookers watch as firefighters spray their hoses at the building, and visible through the flames is the title of the current production "A Midsummer's Night Dream." Lithograph by the noted firm of Civil War lithographers, Ehrgott, Forbriger & Co. of Cincinnati. Copyright information below illustration showing John Church, Jr., Ohio, 1866. Large format, measuring 10 1/2" x 13 3/4"
Condition: Good overall - some wear to the edges, small staple holes on the left side, a faint embossed seal of Church in upper right and some even more faint penciled notations.