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Auction History Result

9k052 ONLY A SHOP GIRL 20x30 stage poster 1902 art of Josie and the Kids running from angry cop!

Date Sold 8/25/2016
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An Original Vintage Unfolded Stage Play Poster (measures 20" x 30" [51 x 76 cm]) (Learn More)

Only a Shop Girl, the 1902 stage play production (of the comedy drama by Marie Wellesley Sterling) featuring "Josie and the Kids" and starring Lottie Williams (as Josie). The play was about immigrants in New York City, and how they had to take any job they could to survive, and it was a comedy.
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Note that this is one of 78 very rare posters (including 53 WWI and WWII posters and 18 stage play posters) that mostly date from 1888 to 1945. These were originally acquired by an archive decades ago, and they have been in storage ever since, until they were recently consigned to us. Many of these are the sorts of posters that you can find reproductions of on the Internet, but finding guaranteed originals like these is incredibly difficult (years can go by before these are offered for sale or at auction). This is a very rare opportunity to purchase any of these 78 posters (which even includes a remarkable 1873 P.T. Barnum poster from his "Traveling World's Fair")! Note that in June of 2016, we auctioned around 100 posters that were from this same archive. The 78 posters we are currently auctioning represent most of the remaining posters from this remarkable find (we certainly wish there were lots more, but unfortunately there are not, so this is likely your last opportunity to acquire these great rarities!).

Condition: good to very good. The poster was never folded. It had some smudges and tiny bits of paper loss around the edges. Someone put paper tape on the back of all four borders.
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