Lot 340
Two Early Theater Posters - Human Hearts and The Curse of Beauty
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in colors, the first: an advertisement for W. E. Nankeville's Human Hearts, late 19th/early 20th century, Winterburn Show Printing Co., Chicago, IL; the second: an advertisement for The Curse of Beauty, first quarter of the 20th century, Empire City Job Print, New York, NY; both linen lined, unframed.

Sheet Size 41 1/4 x 28 in. (the first), 29 x 20 in. (the second)

Vintage Circus Posters, Estate of B. Thomas M. Smith, Sr., Petersburg, Virginia . Smith established this extensive collection of circus and theater posters over the course of 40 years, between 1936 and the early 1970s. Portions of his collection are now held by the Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC.

Both vibrant, graphic impressions.

Condition A/A-: Some toning/very faint stains in margins; several minute nicks. Both professionally restored and linen backed.