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    Carter the Great (Otis Litho, 1923). One Sheet (26.75" X 41") "Sweeps the Secrets of the Sphinx."
    On November 26, 1922 archaeologist Howard Carter opened the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen in Egypt. Almost immediately the world became obsessed with all things Egyptian. There were songs written (Old King Tut was a Wise Old Nut, before it was known that Tut was a boy king), and products abounded. Mummy pocketknives that looked like the guardian statues, perfumes from Cairo to Paris, and Talc Egyptian from Palmolive. Charles Joseph Carter, the magician known as Carter the Great, was quick to jump on the bandwagon. This poster for his world tour promised audiences the "Secrets of the Sphinx" and "Marvels of the Tomb of Old King Tut." There is a tear in the lower border slightly into the background, minor edge wear with small tears, and white tape on the verso at the corners. Rolled, Very Fine.


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