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Original Alexander The Man Who Knows Original Vintage Poster c1915

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Original Alexander The Man Who Knows Original Vintage Poster c1915
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Alexander, The Man Who Knows was the highest paid mystic/magician of the golden age of the 1910s and 1920s. Alexander often adorned himself in clothing inspired by the East, seen here in his turban. Alexander was born in South Dakota in 1880 and rose to prominence during the Vaudeville era of American theater. While he did perform some magic tricks, Alexander's real claim to fame was his psychic act which was made up of fortune telling and mind reading. Many credit him for introducing electrical elements to the field of magic. Like many magicians of the era, Alexander's life is full of myth and intrigue, among them rumors he had 14 wives and participated in a jailbreak. Alexander invested much of his fortune back into creating his effective chromolithograph posters, which were his main source of promotion. After retiring in 1927, he had many posters leftover. He sold these extra posters in 1944 and they were used throughout the 1940s and 1950s by Alexander look alike acts. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.
Dimensions
42.5 x 28 in
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Original Alexander The Man Who Knows Original Vintage Poster c1915

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800
Jun 21, 2022
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Starting Price $600
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0111: Original Alexander The Man Who Knows Original Vintage Poster c1915

Sold for $900
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Est. $1,200 - $1,800Starting Price $600
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Jun 21, 2022 12:30 PM EDT
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Alexander, The Man Who Knows was the highest paid mystic/magician of the golden age of the 1910s and 1920s. Alexander often adorned himself in clothing inspired by the East, seen here in his turban. Alexander was born in South Dakota in 1880 and rose to prominence during the Vaudeville era of American theater. While he did perform some magic tricks, Alexander's real claim to fame was his psychic act which was made up of fortune telling and mind reading. Many credit him for introducing electrical elements to the field of magic. Like many magicians of the era, Alexander's life is full of myth and intrigue, among them rumors he had 14 wives and participated in a jailbreak. Alexander invested much of his fortune back into creating his effective chromolithograph posters, which were his main source of promotion. After retiring in 1927, he had many posters leftover. He sold these extra posters in 1944 and they were used throughout the 1940s and 1950s by Alexander look alike acts. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.
Dimensions
42.5 x 28 in

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