Dante The World Famous Magician And His Big Novelty Company
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Dante The World Famous Magician And His Big Novelty Company

c1930s. Colour linocut with letterpress, 101.3 x 76.1cm. Repaired missing portions and tears, old folds, slight stains. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Gala stage season, not a picture. Things you know can’t happen, do happen, though you see them, you don’t believe them! Presenting: Sawing a live woman in halves. The mystery of Princess ‘Asra.’ Sim-la séance, or 15 minutes with the spirits. The Houdini, steel lined trunk—Bring your own locks and ropes if you wish! And a host of surprises in modern magic beyond comparison. Remember! This is not a one man show! ‘Dante’ brings with him 10 artists and attendants and over 2 tons of stage setting. Watch for full particulars in press and handbills. F.S. Pacey & Son Printers, Ryde, NSW.”

“Dante the Magician” was the stage name of Danish-born entertainer Harry August Jansen (1883–1955). Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL197-17

Price (AUD): $1,750.00  other currencies

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