Late-19th Century Broadside Advertisement for Performances by J. E. DeLeon, "Demon of the Deadly Current" and "Human Arc Lamp," at Elmwood Beach, "The Coney Island of Buffalo"

New York]; [electricity]

Publication Date: 1896
Used Condition: Very Good+ Ephemera
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Single leaf, tan paper, printed and illustrated (an image of DeLeon's act) in black ink on the recto only (355x165mm); with cloth backing. Some flattened creases from folding; a little light wrinkling; faint inkstamp. Displays nicely. DeLeon was known for walking on a bare cable charged with electricity, 50 feet in mid-air, a continuous current "passing through his body. beautifully illuminated by the deadly fluid." He "makes an Arc Lamp of himself by holding a carbon in each hand and thus forming a lamp of 2000 Candle power." Step right up. Bookseller Inventory # JC12600

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Title: Late-19th Century Broadside Advertisement ...

Publication Date: 1896

Binding: Ephemera

Book Condition:Very Good+