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Vintage Theater Posters: Magicians Novelties & Musicians: 400 Images

Vintage Theater Posters: Magicians Novelties & Musicians: 400 Images

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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.


  • 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 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 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.

Using These Images

DOWNLOAD: Images will be sent as 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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