Pair of advertisement cards] George Knight's Comedy Co. in Over the Garden Wall Pair of advertisement cards] George Knight's Comedy Co. in Over the Garden Wall

Pair of advertisement cards] George Knight's Comedy Co. in Over the Garden Wall

Published by A. S. Seer's Union Sq. Ltho. Print, New York, 1892
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Each card measures 18 by 12 cm. George Knight and his wife were a successful team of theatrical producers and performers during the late nineteenth century, known for farcical comedy, and "Over the Garden Wall" was a comedy written by George Knight which their troupe had as a stock item, playing regularly, often on tour, over several decades. The work, though, was not set in stone with an unchangeable script, but rather, songs and comedy bits would be added and discarded constantly, as the performers, time and venue changed. One of the cards depicts lovers kissing by a wall, and the other, a bull ramming into the man and hurling him over the fence. The two cards are meant to go together -- that is the source of their merriment -- and the antics supposedly give a little taste of the theatrical production. Bookseller Inventory # 004344

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Title: Pair of advertisement cards] George Knight's...

Publisher: A. S. Seer's Union Sq. Ltho. Print, New York

Publication Date: 1892

Binding: NA

Book Condition: Very Good

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