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Magnificent Minstrels and the 10 Japs


Poster for an event at Cumberland's Opera House. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



CLEVELAND’S MAGNIFICENT MINSTRELS
With which is combined
THE ENORMOUSLY EXPENSIVE ENTERTAINMENT,

THE JAPS

The PECULIAR PEOPLE OF THE ORIENT'S GREATEST EMPIRE, and the CHILDREN OF A CIVILIZATION as ancient as the world's history. AN ADMIRABLE ADJUNCT to an entertainment which alone, and on its individual merit, has neither rival or equal, and heretofore unapproached in the annals of amusements, combining in the ASTONISHING ACCUMULATED AGGREGATION ACTUALLY

TWO ENTIRELY DISTINCT SHOWS UNITED

At an expense so enormous as to render the matter of immediate financial profit a question of extreme doubt, looking beyond the present and into the future, and with a single purpose - to PLEASE THE PUBLIC, and thereby gain the greatest of all rewards for bold endeavor and prodigal expenditure—the ENDURING GOOD WILL OF THE PEOPLE. The manager, entirely confident that it will “PAY IN THE END” and fully able by the reason of his past enormous successes, proposes to devote the SEASON OF 1890-91 exclusively to the patrons' good and bide his time for such a harvest as the seed he may sow may bring its legitimate returns. No more fitting culmination could terminate an entertainment, and no greater comparison can be possible upon the stage, than the double presentation of the distinctively
AMERICAN MINSTRELSY and MARVELOUS ORIENTAL DEXTERITIES

EACH, SEPARATELY, LARGER AND BETTER THAN ANY OTHER SHOWS
A SALARY LIST LARGER THAN ANY THREE COMPANIES IN EXISTENCE-an organization too large to make money, but none too large for a liberal people who have lavishly bestowed pelf and plaudits upon our less deserving efforts.
10 THE JAPS 10
Present a remarkable entertainment, unique in every particular, setting at defiance all the laws of gravitation, and entirely beyond the
capacity of any other nationality to perform.
4 LITTLE ALLRIGHTS 4
In their extreme youth even excelling their seniors in the easy attainment of the apparently impossible. Singly, the execution of the most intricate of feats are wonderful—but in our arrangement of their presentation the looker on is DAZED IN BEWILDERED ASTONISHMENT upon beholding
All the Stage Filled with Japs.. Six to Ten Acts at the same time
Each doing their greatest and most dangerous specialty in SIMULTANEOUS SUPREMACY.
EVERY KIND OF JAPANESE PERFORMANCE GOING ON AT ONCE
And every act SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER SAW BEFORE, because this troupe has not exhibited in this country previously, and the Mikado has not heretofore permitted his BEST ARTISTES to leave their native land.
THE COSTUMES ARE A TREAT TO THE EYE
Ornate in gold embroideries and tasteful tinted satins, fashioned and embellished, with a skill alone attained by the Japanese.
THE TWO UNITED SHOWS HOLD
THREE HOURS UNINTERRUPTED SWAY
To the magnitude and all-overwhelming merit of which any announcement can be but a feeble advertisement
SOME OF THE DETAILS MAY BE FOUND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS SHEET.
The Courier Company, Buffalo, N, Y., Show Printing House, the Largest in the World; Fire-proof.

EVERYTHING PICTURED ABOVE, SEEN EXACTLY AS REPRESENTED;
INTRODUCING UNDER THE DIRECTION OF TAKARACAWA, THE FIRST ORIGINAL AND ONLY REALLY GREAT JAPS IMPORTED TO THIS COUNTRY BY THIS MANAGEMENT.

AMAZING AND ASTOUNDING ANTIPODEAN ANNEX
YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH AND YOUR HEART STOPS BEATING AS YOU, AWE-STRUCK TREMBLE AT THE TERRIBLE DARING AND MARVELOUS EXHIBITION OF NERVE AND SKILL




ID:
acca050

Notes:
Illustration with Asian trapeze artists, jugglers, acrobats, fire eaters, tight rope walkers, and sword fighters.

Date:
1890-1891

Collection Location:
Allegany County Library

Original Size:
82 x 30 cms

Contributor:
The Courier Company, Buffalo, N, Y., Show Printing House

Subject:
Entertainers; History (Md.)

Coverage:
Eastern United States, 1889

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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