Reiss, Nat | "The Most Difficult and Dangerous Feats Ever Devised by Human Ingenuity"
800 - 1,200 USD
The Nat Reiss Shows. Hire Wire Artists. Introducing the Most Difficult and Dangerous Feats Ever Devised by Human Ingenuity. Milwaukee: Riverside Printing Co., ca. 1900 (no. 2591)
Color lithograph poster (42 x 28 in.; 1067 x 701 mm). Fold creases rather worn, especially central horizontal fold, some tears and chips at edges, rebacked with linen, bit of show-through from writing on linen backing.
Nat Reiss headed a family-friendly carnival that operated primarily west of the Mississippi in the early twentieth century. But the hyperbole of his promotional claims matched that of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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