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November 11, 2019 12:00 PM - November 17, 2019 07:00 PMCalender

Thomas, Henry Atwell (1834-1904) Jas. S. Maffitt Pantomimist.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3311T Location: Boston Date / Time: November 11, 2019 12:00PM


Thomas, Henry Atwell (1834-1904) Jas. S. Maffitt Pantomimist. New York: Henry A. Thomas Artistic Lith., 50 Bleecker St., 1873. Poster, monochromatic white-on-black image with a realistic portrait of Maffitt in the center surrounded by a series of vignettes of the performer's tricks and hijinks, featuring fairies, clowns, and other characters in a variety of exciting scenarios, with grotesque faces in profile at all four corners, top and bottom, and midway along vertical edges as well, framed, 23 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.; [together with] large narrow format poster bold red typography on white, Coming Soon! Christy Bros. Big 4 Ring Wild Animal Shows. Texas' Greatest Show Organized and Built in Texas by Texas Brains and Texas Capital. Christy Bros. Invite You to Visit their Winter Quarters at Beaumont the City of Opportunities, framed, 39 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.; [and] an original watercolor advertising Drury Lane's Christmas Pantomime, Hop O'My Thumb, scheduled for Boxing Night, [1864], framed, 15 1/2 x 11 in. (3)
Estimate $200-300

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Thomas, Henry Atwell, Maffitt Pantomimist