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ORIGINAL ANTIQUE VINTAGE MAGICIAN POSTER CARTER THE GREAT 1930 STONE LITHO
A stunning 3-sheet poster of Carter the Great. The World’s WeirdWonderful Wizard. Cleveland: Otis Litho., ca. 1930. Three-sheetcolor lithograph bearing striking imagery of multi-colored impsclambering up and off the crystal ball held by the magician.76 ½ x 41”. Linen backed. Light old folds and wrinkle marks, pin holes in the outer linen area and one tiny tear to the margin. A-. See photos. Biography:He was born on June 14, 1874 in New Castle, Pennsylvania.Carter began his career as a journalist and lawyer. As time passed, hegrew an interest in magic. Due to stiff competition from the number of magicacts on the American stages at the time, Carter opted to pursue his careerabroad, where he achieved his greatest fame. Among the highlights of Carter'sstage performances during his career were the classic "sawing a woman inhalf" illusion (an elaborate surgical-themed version with"nurses" in attendance), making a live elephant disappear and "cheatingthe gallows", where a shrouded Carter would vanish, just as he dropped atthe end of a hangman's noose.He died on February 13, 1936, aged61, in India.FREE shipping!