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Le Maresquier"; Henri Chivot (1830-1897) [and] Albert Vanloo (1846-1920); Léon Vasseur (1844-1917)
Le Pays de L'Or. Pièce à Grand Spectacle en 3 actes et 14 tableaux
Paris: Choudens Fils, Editeurs, c.1892. [1]p. Broadside or Poster. 31½ x 23¾. Chromolithography with metallic ink highlights by Lemercier of Paris. Remnants of hinge mount tape at top verso; four old, inexpert thin paper mends in margins of verso; six thicker paper mends in margins of verso; images clean with bright colors; very good. C.1892 French chromolithographic poster for Le Pays de l'Or [The Golden or Promised Land], a comic operetta and spectacle set in America including the Western plains and mountains. The poster, designed by artist "Le Maresquier"-possibly Louis Sébastien Lemaresquier (1843-?), features a woman aerial gymnast riding a bicycle on a slack wire over Niagara Falls. Americana-themed vignettes surrounding her include a pair of American flags on the stern of the sailing ship Washington, a comic hotel scene with African American servants, and two fantastically rendered Native Americans. Th three-act operetta included 14 tableaus and such musical numbers as "Salut! reine de l'Amérique" [Greetings! Queen of America], "En Amérique, c'est la mode" [It's the fashion in America], and "Parcourant les monts et la plaine" [Roaming the mountains and plains] sung by a choir of Native Americans styled "Red Skins"-"Chœr des Peaux-Rouges." Scenes from the operetta, set in a hotel room, feature a choir of black servants, a "Quatuor Boufe" [Comic Quartet], and the "Chanson Nègre" [Negro Song], "Ça qui est bon?" [Which is good?] sung by a character named "Tom." One of these comedic scenes is depicted on the poster vignette wherein two African-American servants … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: Ian Brabner, Rare Americana, LLC [United States]
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