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    Rusco & Holland (National, 1898) Theater Poster (41" X 81"). An unusual poster, promoting the show promoters. While producers lent their name to the events they put on, they rarely issued a poster about themselves. Also unusual is the mention of the word "vaudeville" (a term derived from a tradition of French drinking songs called Vaux de Vivre.) The American format consisted of unrelated songs, dances, acrobatic acts, humorous skits and sketches. Its humble origin was in barrooms, but it came to be the attraction in hundreds of theaters throughout the United States from 1881, when Tony Pastor gave his first big vaudeville show in New York. Rusco and Holland were most famous for their minstrel shows. Very Good/Fine condition on Linen.

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    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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