Grand Opera House! Poster
U.S.A, c. 1895
22 x 28 in (56 x 71 cm)
"Monday, May 22, 9 Nights and 3 Matinees. Willie Sparks. Edouin's."
Original vintage poster advertising New York opera performances. The Grand Opera House was a New York staple of the theater scene since its opening in 1868 until the 1960s when it was ultimately torn down. The poster illustration features a cast of characters, each acting as a stand-in for a different theater genre. There is the gloomy dramatist on the left, the enthusiastic comedian on the right, and a slapstick actor diving down the stairs headfirst behind them.
Printer: H.A. Thomas, Lith. Studio & Steam Print, New York
Year: c. 1895
Condition: Good, please note some cracks on the poster as well as some restoration done along the border
Please note this poster is linen-backed on canvas