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"
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
Title: Late-19th Century Broadside Advertisement ...
Publication Date: 1896
Book Condition: Very Good+
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