A framed advertisement found in an area antique shop advertises a "Dramatic Entertainment" to be given on January 22, 1881 at the Catlin Seminary.
Proceeds from the event was to be donated to the M.E. Church to procure new seats.
The advertisement was printed by Charles V. Tilton at Catlin.
Text of the ad reads:
BY AMATEUR ARTISTS!
At the Catlin Seminary, on Saturday Evening,
JANUARY 22", 1881.
The highly sensational sketch, entitled
"MY UNCLE ANTHONY"
The laughable, popularm, and well known comedy
"TRYING IT ON"
THE RAIL-ROAD SMASH-UP!
So popular in New York City.
Interspersed with Vocal & Instrumental Music.
This will be entirely new in the line of
entertainments in Catlin, and a rare treat to
those who attend.
ADMISSION, 15 Cents, CHILDREN, 10.
Proceeds donated to the M. E. Church for
the purpose of procuring new seats.
Chas. V. Tilton, Printer, Catlin, Ill.
On the back
"Hannah Mariah" reports on this entertainment in The (Danville) Weekly News
Catlin Historical Society