Poster, 42 1/2 x 14" w/text at top "De La Mano Is Coming!/The Champion Prestidigitateur Abidextrous Comedian, Arch Illusionist and Humorist" w/wonderful engravings. Scenes include him on stage in crowd-filled theater and illusions including devil and sleeping woman raising in air, devilish imps making flowers appear. Him on stage doing tricks.. De La Mano, who's real name was Zell Dreitzehn, was a wealthy Austrian who's family owned a circus in Europe. De La Mano became an illusionist and toured Europe before coming to the U.S. in 1876 for the first time to entertain at better theaters. He never completed his 3rd tour in 1881 and disappeared in 1882 never to be seen again. in whose advertising material was discovered hidden in a barn about 20 years ago by magic collector/ dealer. These pieces date from 1877, some of the lot still had the original printer's invoice dated 1877 wrapped within. Graphically strong and very appealing.
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