Broadside advertising Madame Nora's troupe of glass spinners and glass workers in Stiner's Hall for one week beginning Monday, April 17. Image of Madame Nora behind table displaying glass domes containing animals, plants, cross, fountain, and ship; Madame Nora is holding another ship, presumably for display in glass dome.
Research provides details that her troupe toured for many years in cities in New York State. An 1894 article states that Madame Nora's 19th annual tour occurred in 1894. Madame Nora was interviewed by the newspaper Newark Sunday Call for their May 23, 1937 issue; in this interview, Madame Nora admitted she was over 80 at that time. Her husband, William Allen, was also a member of the troupe.
"Madame Nora, the only lady glass artist in the profession; Mr. Oliver Lock, the prince of glass blowers. This gentleman has just returned from a tour around the entire globe. Mr. Wm. Allen, the youngest and most talented artist before the public. Prof. Thos. Edwards, formerly with Woodruf Bros. Mr. T. J. Jordan, glass spinner and weaver, will spin glass at every exhibition".
This broadside refers to Nora as "Madame" Nora; she has been referred to as "Madam" Nora in other broadsides and materials as well.
Also featured on broadside is advertisement for "the Glass Steam Engine, General Garfield, in working order, and positively in full motion at every exhibition".
Advertisement for Saturday matinee of "Grand babyshow" on verso.
Published in The flow, winter 2012 in the article Breaking the glass ceiling, by Gail Bardhan: AI80793, p. 32 (fig. 2).
Published in The glass club bulletin, autumn/winter 1994 in the article The intrepid troupers, by Virginia Wright: 37651, 5-11 (fig. 5-7) NK5112 .G54 no. 174.