The Tarrytown Widow Billboard Poster, 1898

“The Tarrytown Widow” was a popular farce, that premiered at the Bijou Theatre, Broadway, New York on May 9th, 1898.

The play was written by Charles T. Dazey, and starred George W. Barnum and Madeline Bouton.

Contemporary reviews hailed “The Tarrytown Widow” as a, “calamity composed of many situations familiar to the farce loving public….the wily widow and the young man of joking tendencies.”

George Barnum’s career spanned fifty years, moving into the early motion picture industry. The Bijou Theatre was less successful, being torn down in 1915 and replaced with a high rise office building.