Posted 5 years ago
This is an original Newmann The Great stone lithograph poster from my private collection of Magic posters. This poster titled, "Seance Mystique" is from 1920 and is in great condition. Printed with only 2 colors; Red and black, this is a simple but yet a very graphically designed image and my favorite of all the Newmann posters. It measures approximately 21" x 28"
Newmann was born during the pioneer days when Indian uprisings, bank robberies and highway holdups were frequent occurrences. By the age of 13, Newmann The Boy Wonder was presenting an hypnotic and mind-reading show.
For many years he limited the majority of his performances to the Northern Middle Western States, returning to the same cities year after year. For many summer seasons he gave his performances in his own tent.
Newmann was primarily a mentalist who specializes in unusual, high class mental presentations, although he also presents a few illusions, such as the Levitation, The Spirit Paintings, and similar effects, in connection with his regular program. However, for over 35 years his program was composed only of Hypnotic and Mind Reading effects.