Posted 4 years ago
This is an EXTREMELY RARE original 1929 lithograph from my private collection of Magic posters. It is a 1-sheet measuring approximately 28" x 43". This poster was used to advertise "Dante The Magician" and his show beginning on Tuesday February 19, 1929 at the Opera House in Leningrad, USSR.....known today as Saint Petersburg, Russia. This is the ONLY known poster from this show to survive!
English Translation of this Poster Below:
Circus - Music - Hall
Last Week Starting Tuesday 19 of February
Entertainer AA Mendelvich
Phenomenal World Attraction DANTE "Technique to the point of Fantastique" Unprecedented Tricks "Tranformation Apparatus"
100 Minute repetoire Attraction Representatio-Revue
In a New Production
Anna Redel and Michael Krustalev, Spanish Trapeze Artist, New Dancers, and Other Russian and International Attractions.
Tipo - Lithograph "SOKOL" Novgorod
Music Hall Edition
Leningrad Area No 25615 Circulation No 500 Order No 2420
I have completely restored this poster and had it professionally linen backed. It is a stunning example of Russian typography and graphic design. You have to appreciate the ONLY English words printed on this poster, "40 Girls".