Original 1910's Chromolithograph Magic Poster "newmann's Spirit Mysteries"
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Original 1910's Chromolithograph Magic Poster "newmann's Spirit Mysteries":
Outstanding and very rare, original, 1910's Magic Show / Magician Half Sheet Color Lithograph Poster Advertising the performance of C.A. Newmann (born Christian Andrew George Newmann) and "Newmann's Wonderful Spirit Mysteries". This fantastic, color lithograph Magic Poster measures approx. 20” by 28” and features an image of a Magician standing next to a "magic cabinet". The Magician and the cabinet are surrounded by devils, witches and skeletons as well as an owl, a black cat and a bat. Inside the cabinet a woman appears to be disappearing and a number of musical instruments float in the air.
Text at the top of the Poster reads "Newmann's Wonderful Spirit Mysteries" and the Poster carries the mark of the lithographer which reads “Printed in U.S.A. by Doneldson Litho Co. Newport Ky / No. 5786”.
This wonderful, early 20th century Magic Poster is in excellent condition - the colors are bright, vibrant, rich and warm. There are no stains, discoloration, soiling, foxing, age toning or fading. There is no physical damage of any kind - no tears, holes, edge chipping or wear of any kind. The sheet retains significant margins on all sides and is attractively matted and framed for display (overall size of framed display is 24 3/4” by 33 1/4”). The Poster has been mounted on a linen backing using archival material materials and techniques. This outstanding, original 1910’s American Magician / Magic Show Advertising Poster is exceptionally well presented and displays beautifully.
A beautiful and very rare, original 1910’s C.A. Newmann Magic / Magician Advertising Poster and a fantastic addition to an collection!!!
PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a reprint, reproduction, reissue, or later printing but is 100% guaranteed to be an original 1910’s Poster - published and issued 95 to 100 years ago.
C.A. Newmann also known as Newmann the Great (November 28, 1880 - December 29, 1952) was born Christian Andrew George Newmann in Minnesota was a hypnotist and Pioneer Mentalist. By the age of 13, Newmann The Boy Wonder was presenting a hypnotic and mind-reading show. For many years he limited the majority of his performances to the Northern Middle Western States, returning to the same cities year after year. For many summer seasons he gave his performances in his own tent.
Newmann was primarily a mentalist who specializes in unusual, high class mental presentations, although he also presented a few illusions, such as the Levitation, The Spirit Paintings, and similar effects, in connection with his regular program. However, for over 35 years his program was composed mostly of Hypnotic and Mind Reading effects. He also featured the Blindfold Drive.
Newmann was an ardent collector and has one of the largest magical libraries. After many years of extensive searching, his library was told to contain seven thousand publications, making it one of the largest of its kind in America at the time. He was one of the early member of the I. B. M. (he was #585). His friend Howard Thurston acclaimed Newmann as one of the greatest of all mentalists. John Northern Hilliard also expressed profound amazement at Newmann's incredible feats, declaring him a true artist.
In his later years he demonstrating hypnosis before classes of psychology at colleges in Minnesota and North Dakota. As late as 1950, Newmann was still appearing in the major auditoriums in Montana and adjacent states. He was continuously performing before the public since 1896. Newmann began disposing of his vast library piecemeal about a decade before his death. About l,000 volumes were given to the University of Minnesota library. David Price acquired his posters for Egyptian hall museum. Several of Newmann's scrapbooks are in the Carl W. Jones collection at Princeton.
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