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One of Thurston's astounding mysteries

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Title
One of Thurston's astounding mysteries
Names
Otis Lithograph Co. (Lithographer)
Collection

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1906 - 1925 (Approximate)
Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher: Otis Lithograph
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 19,777, no. 4
Topics
Magicians
Thurston, Howard, 1869-1936
Genres
Posters
Notes
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Biographical/historical: Howard Thurston began his career performing card tricks in vaudeville and successfully toured the United States, Great Britain, and Europe. He was the most famous magician in the United States for over three decades and published several books on card tricks and conjuring.
Biographical/historical: "She floats all over the stage and into the audience, then vanishes like a fading cloud"--Bottom.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 104 x 72 cm
Description
Illustrated poster for magician Howard Thurston. Depicts Howard Thurston performing feats of levitation with a female participant, including floating through a ring and over a small orchestra.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-F968
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14426838
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7e3afa30-c62c-012f-46bd-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1906: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "One of Thurston's astounding mysteries" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906 - 1925. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "One of Thurston's astounding mysteries" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1906 - 1925). One of Thurston's astounding mysteries Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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One of Thurston's astounding mysteries