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Sears, Roebuck & Co. - corp. author
[KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH] [ENTERTAINMENT] All About Alaska The Klondike Gold Fields and te Wonderful Talking Machine to Klondike and Return (etc.)
Sears, Roebuck & Co, 1898. First Edition. Poster (or very large broadside), printed in black on thin pink paper, and measuring about 18" x 24" (46cm x 61cm). In excellent condition, appearing almost as new old stock, with an old, dull ridge (not a creased fold) along the middle horizontally. Could easily be framed and appear completely flat. Very near fine, with only the most trivial sunning to extremities, lending credibility to its authenticity as a 19th century original. Printing code including the sequence "4-28-1898" would seem to indicate the date. (Note that we used two coins as weights to photograph the poster; these do not conceal any wear or defects to the corners). Near fine. A fantastic poster, issued by Sears, Roebuck, advertising a kind of traveling lecture about recent doings in the Klondike Gold Rush, way up in the remote Yukon Territory of Canada and nearby Alaska. The lecture was pre-recorded and played through a "talking machine," and accompanied by lantern slides, projected for a large audience. The poster has blank spaces at the bottom (which have not been filled out), designed for various venues to provide time, place, admission, and other details. Visual depictions of a miner panning for gold and the audience enjoying the lantern show and talking machine take up the main content of the poster. An extraordinary document, at home in any collection of graphics related to the gold rush or to these sorts of exhibitions in general. OCLC records perhaps seven separately listed copies in libraries, more or less evenly split between the United States and Canad … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: clebookcompany [Lakewood, Ohio, United States]
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