Interesting program packed with advertising showing life in Toronto during the Jazz Age.
Packed with advertising, some illustrated, that gives a nice snapshot of the times:
One interesting page about a cure for cancer from Dr. F.W. Forbes Ross in England, “The Cantassium Treatment”…”cancer is a Blood Disease Caused by Potassium Deficiency”.
Front cover detached, back cover partially. Crease, folds on covers.
23 x 15.50 cm // 9” x 6”
The idea of Massey Music Hall began with Hart Massey, who wanted to build a music hall in order to fill the need for a secular meeting place where people from Toronto and area could meet and enjoy choral music not of a religious theme. Massey also wanted to construct the building in memory of his son Charles, who loved music. Massey also did not want the music hall to make large profits. He wanted both rich and poor to attend events. Ideally, once all expenses were paid, Massey wanted tickets for a season of lectures to sell for $1.
The building was designed with a neoclassical facade, and features moorish arches that span the width of the interior hall. This interior was inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Spain as well as Louis Sullivan's Chicago Auditorium. The exterior neoclassical facade was a preference voiced from Lillian, Hart Massey's daughter. Designed by architect Sidney Badgley, Massey Hall was completed in 1894