In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Americans found their entertainment through the performing arts. Many shows were unable to afford the costs of personalized or custom posters, so artists created stock posters that could be used for a variety of shows. As productions traveled the nation, they used these posters to advertise their arrival. These classic prints are timeless pieces of Americana. Their bold colors and strong imagery reveal everyday life in the early United States.

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