[Bird, Elisha Brown- Renowned Poster Artist] The Scientific King (Tech Show). Elisha Brown Bird.

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[Bird, Elisha Brown- Renowned Poster Artist] The Scientific King (Tech Show)

Boston: Forbes Publishing Company, 1903.

First and only edition. A wonderful large lithographic poster (21 x 11 inches) color lithograph poster by Elisha Brown, renowned and celebrated poster artist of the early 20th Century. The wonderful image depicts a king in royal regalia looking at the contents of round bottom jar holding some unknown contents. Printed by lithograph in several shades of green, yellow red and white, with the words: "Tech Show," The Scientific King," a play at the famed Hollis Street Theatre, on April 28th & may 1st, '03, in Boston, Massachusetts. This was a poster for the performance, a venue that showed many important luminaries such as Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt, William Gillette, Henry Irving, Doris Keane, Julia Marlowe and Ellen Terry. Printed signature: "Bird & Hazelton, 1903, appears in the type, lower right. Elisha Brown Bird was a well known American illustrator of bookplates and magazines during the 1890ís. He was known for his Art Nouveau style as seen here in this poster, which was designed for a promotional for "The Century" magazine. The Century Magazine was a monthly popular magazine published in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Century Magazine began publication in 1881, as a successor to Scribnerís Monthly Magazine. It ceased publication in 1930. Elisha Brown Bird was a well known American illustrator of bookplates and magazines during the 1890ís. He was known for his Art Nouveau style as seen here in this poster, which was designed for a promotional for "The Century" magazine. The Century Magazine was a monthly popular magazine published in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Century Magazine began publication in 1881, as a successor to Scribnerís Monthly Magazine. It ceased publication in 1930. A near fine example of a most scarce poster, with slight browning near the top and a few creases.

Price: $850.00   Item #5870

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