We are a small family business who works closely with 38 professional art, antique, and collectible pickers, located in ten states between Maine and Virginia. Every day we list up to 30 unique, rare, and unusual items from ancient antiquities to mid 20th century collectibles. Thank You & Happy eBaying from all of us at RIICS Inc. I only say this because I did find contemporary copies on line. The last owner had this antique broadside had it professionally framed in a 15 3/4" by 48" frame so you can see both sides (11.5lb).There are clear plastic corners holding the poster in place and away from the glass. In the first photograph you will see that the overall color on one side is a slightly different color that the other side. We have posted two close-up photographs, one from each side with an arrow pointing to a feint blue date stamp Oct 6 1921. This original Broadside is for J.
Johnson's Old Reliable Virginia Minstrels. They actually were more like a Circus and traveled by train, had a long parade down the center of town and performed under a Big Top Tent. Many of their acts were also similar to other circus shows. You can read down below exactly what this poster says.On the other side are depictions of the performers. Many of the stars were Black Americans along with other Blackface entertainers. There is a tiny piece of paper missing near the bottom and a couple of old folds, but the large majority of this Black American Poster Broadside is original and there are no restorations. We also list quality antiques, art & collectibles every day and you never know what you might find listed without any reserve!
PRINTED ON FRONT OF BROADSIDE. In a Class All By It-Self. The Show That Is Different.Read the local newspapers and see what they say of The Virginia Minstrels. See Our Two Private Cars and Tent Theatre -- The Street Parade at Noon. Timmons & His Band of 20 Artists. Telephone to Towns we have showed at. Compare our appearance with other Tented Minstrel Shows you have seen.
Minstrely [Minstrelsy] as it was and is by the largest & best company of colored artists now on earth. The Grandest of all Minstrel First Parts.1 3 5 7 9. Take 6 figures from squares, put in blank squares so that when added sum will be 21. Four Free Tickets to the first Four Correct Answers received at the Post Office. Address your envelope: Manager Virginia Minstrels, City. McFarland the Silver Voiced Tenor.
You will laugh till you cry. Horizontal Bars, Contortion Acts, Aerial Acts, Wire Walkers, Jugglers, Comedians, Greatest Dancers that ever lived.All the way from Old Virginia. See Mickey & Dickey "There Different". We promise to list only the very best antiques and collectibles, and we also promise to describe every flaw and detail. Please read all of the information down below so that you understand exactly how we do business. We also assure you that we properly and professionally pack every item as well as fully insure each package. This dispute will be closed within 4 days after being opened and the item will be re-listed. Thank you for your interest in our auctions!
The item "Antique 1921 Black Americana Circus Poster Johnsons Virginia Minstrels Broadsid" is in sale since Monday, October 12, 2015. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Prints, Posters & Paintings". The seller is "wwolst12" and is located in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
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