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Original Brush "The Hindu Basket" Stone Lithograph Poster

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Magic Posters and Ephemera29 of 115Original 1931 "Dante The Magician" Italian ProgramOriginal "Brush The Mystic" Lithograph Poster
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    Posted 5 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    This is an original Edwin Brush stone lithograph from my private collection of Magic posters. This poster titled, "The Hindu Basket" was used to advertise Brush's Magic performances and dates to ca. 1920

    This poster is a half-sheet, and is in EXCELLENT condition. The colors are still bright and vibrant and the image is a spectacular display of power and illusion. This lithograph was printed by Goes, out of Chicago.

    Edwin Brush was one of the most popular Chautauqua and Lyceum entertainers of the 20th century. As a sales manager of a Chicago based clothing manufacturing company, Brush used pocket tricks to help boost sales and found the practice exceedingly successful. He later turned to Magic full time and performed until his death at the age of 93.

    His distinguishing characteristic was his trademark upside-down mustache; he actually cut and trained his mustache hair to grow straight up, defying the laws of gravity and creating a rather unique appearance.

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Fantastic posters.
    2. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the compliment racer4four, very much appreciated and glad you like my collection.
    3. wrightarchitecture, 5 years ago
      Dude, you seriously need to write a book about magic posters!!! Please! Sign me up for buying a first edition printing!
    4. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the kind compliment wrightarchitecture, I am glad you love my posters. It would be pretty difficult to out write the "Magic, 1400s-1950s" book from Taschen, however if I ever find the time, I wouldn't mind attempting it. If you haven't seen that book, I recommend you pick up a copy. It is an amazing book! With lots of rare posters in it. The 2nd edition is much cheaper than the 1st. Also the 2nd edition, although still large in size, dwarfs the 1st edition which needs its own stand. Check it out, you will love it!
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning!!!
    6. AmandaAddamsAuctions AmandaAddamsAuctions, 5 years ago
      really nice
    7. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thank you both SEAN68 and AmandaAddamsAuctions for the love and kind comments.
    8. Circusposters Circusposters, 5 years ago
      Terrific litho Zach...a great piece in a great collection!
    9. zguy2112 zguy2112, 5 years ago
      Thanks Chris, I agree. LOVE this piece and thanks for the comment. be well.
    10. paulmartin paulmartin, 4 years ago
      So perfect ! Who wouldnt have been enticed into going to see these shows ?
    11. zguy2112 zguy2112, 4 years ago
      paulmartin, I couldn't agree with you more. If only we could travel back in time! Not only would I see all the Magic shows, but I would help myself to all the posters in the dumpster around back!

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