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Bernard Michael Printing, New York, NY

When did Bernard begin printing the Met programs?  I found an 1889 program on eBay that is credited to Pusey & Co., Printers, 1396 & 1398 Broadway, NY. The earliest one I have found so far credited to Michael Printing Company is for the 1902-3 season.

1902-3 season


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1902-3 season


1903-4 season        
1904-5 season        
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Royal Hamerschlag continued the printing business after Bernard's death in 1907 under the name of Triune Printing Company. The Theatre Magazine Company printed programs for some years immediately after Bernard's death, but by 1921 Triune seems to have taken over.





1909 season

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A 1906 postcard showing the Metropolitan Opera House (not from my family) 

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