1887 Ad Alna Don Janata Snake Charmer Hyde & Behman's Vaudeville Theatre YNY1

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This is an original 1887 black and white print ad for Alna Don Janata, "the heroic and beautiful snake charmer" plus 18 baby pythons (born Jan 17) appearing at Hyde & Behman's Theatre, a vaudeville theatre at Adams Street between Fulton and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, NYC. Manager: R. Fitzgerald, 10 Union Square.

CONDITION

This 127+ 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 4.5 x 3 inches; 11 x 8 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Antique Advertising

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