Skip to Main Content Skip to Header Menu Skip to Main Menu Skip to Category Menu Skip to Footer

GEORGE L. AIKEN - AUTOGRAPH 08/17/1866 - HFSID 304454

GEORGE L. AIKEN Signature of the influential playwright and actor, given in Chicago Signature: "Geo. L. Aiken,/Chicago Aug. 17/66", 4¼x2½. George L. Aiken (1830-1876) was an actor and

Sale Price $162.00

Reg. $180.00

Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

GEORGE L. AIKEN
Signature of the influential playwright and actor, given in Chicago
Signature: "Geo. L. Aiken,/Chicago Aug. 17/66", 4¼x2½. George L. Aiken (1830-1876) was an actor and playwright who brought the most successful adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin to the stage in 1852, playing two important roles himself. The play was a huge success, running for 325 performances in New York, and taken to cities throughout the North. More people probably saw the play than read the novel, even though the latter was hugely popular, and the story did much to solidify anti-slavery sentiment in the North in the decade before the Civil War. Aiken also adapted Ann S. Stephens' novel, The Old Homestead in to a play performed frequently in US theaters into the 20th century. Aiken also wrote many dime novels before succumbing to pneumonia a decade after he signed this slip. Slightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark
See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guarantee

COA with every purchase

All Questions Answered

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response