1886 Ad Congo Family of Spotted Children Circus Freak Show Harry Mack Agent YNY1

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This is a tiny, original 1886 black and white booking ad for the Congo Family of Spotted Children: two kinds of hair on one head; nothing ever seen like them; pronounced the most beautiful and wonderful freak of nature by scientists. Harry Mack, Agent, New England Hotel, 30 Bowery, NYC.

CONDITION

This 128+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x .75 inches; 6 x 2 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Vaudeville acts, minstrel shows, dime museums, freak shows, and the circus were all popular forms of entertainment during the late 19th and early 20th century America. And no newspaper covered the famous acts and entertainments of the day better than the weekly New York Clipper. Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of original circus and theatrical advertisements from the Clipper 1886-1887. This historical collection will be of interest to collectors of circus memorabilia and other popular American show business acts.

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