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Original Will Rock "Are Ghosts Real" Lithograph Poster

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Keep It Creepy65 of 107Macabre Photography Trade Card - late 1890s / 1900sOriginal Dante The Magician "50 Mysteries" Poster ca. 1935
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    Posted 10 years ago

    zguy2112
    (110 items)

    This is an original 1939 Lithograph poster from my private collection of Magic posters. This one-sheet poster is extremely rare and is in excellent condition! It was used to promote Will Rock's 1940s-era tour of the "Thurston's Mysteries" show comprised of illusions and tricks made famous by Howard Thurston and his brother Harry. A striking image of a skeleton, ghosts, and cats in a 4 combination color of blue, green, yellow and red. This is one of my favorite posters in my collection next to my 8-sheet Carter!

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    Comments

    1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 10 years ago
      Great looking lithograph! Hard to find good vintage lithograph in good condition.
    2. zguy2112 zguy2112, 9 years ago
      Yes, I have a passion for stone lithographs. An art form that is long gone, but these posters exceed modern day printing in every way, shape, and form! Thank you for the appreciation AYCOCKONXION.
    3. Circusposters Circusposters, 8 years ago
      This is a terrific poster...and makes you ponder what level of fame he would have achieved had World War II not forced him to trade in his white tie and tails for a helmet and fatigues. As William George Rakauskas, the successor to the Thurston brothers spent the war stateside at Fort Leonard Wood where his army comrades were treated to a show nearly every week. After the war he reportedly went into the dry cleaning business, selling his props to Chuck Kirkham. Will Rock died in 1995 at the age of 88.
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      There were some great artist back then!!! That had an stunning imagination and brought it to life!!
    5. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 years ago
      What a great poster
    6. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      Thank you Vintagefran, your comment is appreciated and I am glad you enjoy this poster as much as I do. This is just one of many Magic posters I wake up to each morning.
    7. zguy2112 zguy2112, 8 years ago
      For sure SEAN68, thanks for the thoughts.

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