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Huge Original Art Deco 'Carter the Great' the Magician Travelling Show Poster

$7,995

About

This enormous and extremely colorful cloth backed 'Carter the Great' poster was produced by the Otis Lithograph Company of Cleveland Ohio of the United States in approximately 1926 in the period Art Deco style. Charles J. Carter a.k.a 'Carter the Great' was a contemporary magician of Houdini's and had his own very elaborate and renowned travelling magic show and toured extensively worldwide and throughout the United States. This poster is one of his billboard sized used for promoting his upcoming appearance and features extremely colorful grinning devils, alien goblins, a skeleton and a witch on a broomstick apparently tormenting a maiden in the presence of Carter the Great himself. The colors are extremely vibrant and the entire poster has been professionally cloth backed for preservation and ease of display. The poster is clearly signed in the lower right corner with the Otis Lithograph Co. logo and some annotations in the margin of the left corner specifying the poster's catalogue number.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 107 in. (271.78 cm)Width: 82 in. (208.28 cm)Depth: .18 in. (4.58 mm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Pressed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1926
  • Condition
    Additions or alterations made to the original: The poster has been professionally preserved by being cloth backed with heavy cotton cloth. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Some rips and tears noted to the original paper poster and folding creases as presented in the photos and consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355221666452

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    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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