Over 400 vintage advertising posters of magicians, hypnotists, novelty acts, acrobats, aerialists, circus performers, human cannonballs, singers, marching bands, spectacles of beauty and wonder, re-enactments of battles & events & more. Beautiful, mysterious, funny, fascinating, and printable for crafts cards scrapbooks altered art jewelry.
IN THIS COLLECTION:
- magicians, illusionists, mind readers, hypnotists
- novelty acts, circus performers, acrobats & aerialists
- musicians, singers, marching bands
- fabulous "spectacles" and re-enactments
- miscellaneous posters for dance and theater
This collection is a fascinating look at the history and variety of theater in the mid- to late-1800s and early 1900s:
Famous Magicians, Mentalists, Hypnotists, Escape Artists: Great posters advertising astounding feats and mysterious magic shows, complete with spirits and spooks, ghosts and goblins, floating ladies and crystal balls! If you've seen the movie "The Prestige" about Victorian magicians, these guys were the real deal: Kellar, Thurston, Carter, Hermann, Newmann, Alexander, plus of course Houdini & his brother Hardeen (featured in an episode of "Boardwalk Empire")
Novelty Acts, Acrobatic Troupes, Circuses, clowns, jugglers, acrobats, gymnasts, high wire acts, performing ponies & monkeys, human cannonballs, even a bike-parachute "aeronaut"! Royal Lilliputians, Hanlon's New Superba, Al. B. Fields Minstrels, Wm H. West's Big Minstrel Jubilee, Rossow Midgets, Roeber & Crane Bros. Vaudeville-Athletic Co., Christy Bros. Wild Animals Show
Musical Performers: Antique posters for soloists singers (men & women), quartettes, military marching bands, African-American bands, orchestras
Spectacles & Re-enactments of foreign lands, battle scenes, historic events & disasters, Venice at Olympia, The Paris Commune, parades & minstrel extravaganzas, "oriental" dances & beautiful scenic displays -- produced by Kiralfy Brothers, Imre Kiralfy, Bolossy Kiralfy, Wm. H. West, John W. Isham.
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