Tony Pastor (1835-1908)

Tony Pastor was an important theater manager in the nineteenth century. Antonio Pastor's first public appearances were for the Temperance Society, where he sang beginning at age six. In 1846 Pastor made his first performance in a minstrel band, for Barnum's Museum. After working in the circus business as an acrobat Pastor became very successful as a comic vocalist. In 1861 he opened his first theater on Broadway and later opened two more. Pastor introduced many future stars, including Lillian Russell, and offered vaudeville that was appropriate for a mixed audience.

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES19740
Photographer:
Napoleon Sarony
Height:
1253px
Width:
744px
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