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Vintage Theater Posters: Burlesque Vaudeville & Comedies: 750 Images

Vintage Theater Posters: Burlesque Vaudeville & Comedies: 750 Images

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750 Victorian theater posters. Vintage images printable for crafts altered art card-making jewelry-making scrapbooks and more.  Beautiful, funny, saucy, fascinating restored antique theatrical posters advertising comedies, musicals, showgirls and showmen, troupes & performers.  Mostly American.

  • Burlesque & vaudeville performers
  • Showgirls, dancers, comedians
  • Vaudeville & burlesque troupes
  • Fascinating, funny posters for comedy plays & musical comedies
This collection is carefully organized and enhanced by our MANY HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WORK to bring you the 
finest set possible.  We spent many hours of restoration work on these, to remove tears, rips, and deep creases that made many of them unusable, and to enhance their color and imagery. And then organized them for your ease of use.
Victorian, Edwardian, and vintage images in many styles ready to print and share. Ideal for cards, calendars, illustrations, decoupage, transfers, paper crafts, shabby decor.  An un-tapped image resource for altered art & books!  Great for scrapbooking, collage, decoupage, gift wrap and hang tags, labels, primitives, ornaments, jewelry, fabric arts, and endless other creative projects.  The only limit is your imagination.
Also great for historical interest, collectors, Victorian theater buffs, or anyone who loves antique ads, vintage posters or vintage ephemera!  Fun and fascinating just to browse. Note: The images in this collection are suitable to print for crafts, card making and small prints.  If you need larger, poster-sized images for professional use in media production, marketing, etc., please email us for availability.

This collection is a fascinating look at the history and variety of theater in the mid- to late-1800s and early 1900s:

Famous Companies: Bon Ton Burlesquers, Hurly Burly, High Rollers, Rice & Barton's Big Gaiety, Joseph Hart, Rose Hill English Folly Co., Hoyt's, Cracker Jack's, Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles, Ferris' Comedians, The Orpheum Show, New City Sports, American Extravaganza Company, Crane Bros., British Blondes & more

Famous Performers: Carrie De Mar, Grace Hayward, Murray & Mack, Andrew Mack the Singing Comedian, Fleurette, Anna Held, Frank Gardiner, Henri French, Frank Finney, Kelly & Ashby, the Flints & more

Hit Comedies, Comedy-Dramas, & Musical Comedies of the Era: Devil's Auction, The Evil Eye, McFadden's Flats, A Contented Woman, The Wizard of Oz, Ole Oleson, At Gay Coney Island, A Parlor Match, Oh Susannah, A Female Drummer, A High Born Lady, A Brass Monkey, Kidnapped in New York, Mistakes Will Happen, Too Much Johnson, Naughty Anthony, The Princess Chic, Sapho, A Poor Relation, The Real Widow Brown, A Stranger in New York, Side Tracked, hundreds more!

The play posters were the equivalent and predecessors of today's movie previews -- they usually show a scene from the play with some quotes from the dialogue -- often with statements about how this is the greatest, the funniest, the biggest, the absolute best show ever!

The plays sometimes reveal hot issues of the day -- including votes for women, and immigration (some offer ridicule & stereotypes, some joke about life in a new unfamiliar land, a few re-enact Irish stories).

Using These Images

DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent in a zipped file.

COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, stickers, labels, even fabric transfers to make quilt designs and embroidery patterns for personal use.  Whatever will work in your printer!

Images are JPG.  Images are 1100-1200 pixels on longest side.  This will be approximately 3.6 - 4 inches when printed at 300 dpi, or twice that size at 150 dpi (can be resized before printing, down to very small).  Images are NOT watermarked.

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel  free to email us and we'll be glad to help.


Dos and Don'ts

Copyright  2005, 2007, SummertownSun, Lunagirl Images. All images are offered under license, and some of the individual images are copyrighted by us based on our creative alterations of the originals. 

You may print unlimited copies of images or collage sheets for your own non-commercial personal or educational use, and alter them for your own non-commercial use as well.  Please note that this permission is for you, the purchaser, only (images may not be forwarded to others).

You are welcome to sell your one-of-a-kind altered art and handmade items that incorporate these images (if your work is sold or displayed online or published in a magazine, blog, etc., include credit to  

Images may not be resold or redistributed, and there are limits on commercial use (see full license/terms for details). 

Use in commercial graphic design, professional advertising or marketing, or media production, creation of design resources for sale, or sale of craft supplies, unaltered prints, or items in large numbers, requires permission and/or additional commercial use license.  

Questions?  See our FAQ page!  If you still have questions, feel free to email us and we'll be glad to help.

PLEASE READ FULL LICENSE/TERMS before purchasing. Thanks for visiting!

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