Carter. The Priestess Of Delphi. 3 Sheet Litho.1926
Carter, Charles. The Priestess of Delphi. Cleveland, Otis Litho Co., ca. 1926. Three-sheet (40 x 80") color lithographed poster bearing a striking image of the mind reading "priestess" (Evelyn Maxwell) featured in Carter's world tours. Linen backed. Some chips to border and light wear, but overall good condition. Linen backed. Charles Joseph Carter was a lawyer, editor, boy wizard, and businessman. He began his career in entertainment as a solo performer on a medicine show, but grew into a globetrotting illusionist with tons of baggage, equipment and assistants at his disposal. Decades of touring the world brought him great wealth, and the spectacular theatrical advertising produced by the Otis Lithograph Company of Cleveland helped draw hundreds of thousands of theatre patrons to his shows. In 1933, the posters decorated the marquee of Carter's Temple of Mystery, a midway attraction at the Chicago World's Fair.