Denman Thompson was an actor & playwright of the 19th
century. The photo to the left is a scan of a "cigar card"
given to us by Mr. Tom Tullis. Tom found the card on eBay. A short biography
is printed on the reverse side:
Born October 15, 1833, in Beechwood, Pa. For a year in his
boyhood he was an acrobat in a circus. His professional career
began in a stock company in Worcester, Mass. In 1871 he appeared
in a vaudeville sketch called "Joshua Whitcomb," which
was elaborated into a play and finally became "The Old
Homestead," starring in it almost continuously ever since.
Is also the author of "The Sunshine of Paradise
Alley," which was produced in 1896.
BETWEEN THE ACTS
ALL TOBACCO -- NO PAPER
NOT A CIGARETTE
PARTICULARLY SATISFACTORY TO SMOKERS OF
HIGH GRADE CIGARS WHEN TIME IS LIMITED
Materials below were provided by Dick Thompson of Bridgewater, MA. Click
on any thumbnail for full size, detailed image.
Denman Thompson's "Old Homestead"
It stands on the site of his maternal grandfather's house in
West Swanzey, New Hampshire
The Thompson Homestead, at West Swanzey, NH -The original
"Old Homestead," but since made over and modernized
For more information about Denman, the annual performance of the play
and The Old Homestead Association, visit: