Assortment of Old Magic Posters

 
Assortment of Old Magic Posters
Кио цирк / Kio Circus.

Sourced from Digital Commonwealth of Massachusetts who have an amazing collection and mission. There isn’t a lot of information on the individual prints, what you see is what you get. By my reckoning they date from between the 1900’s to the 1950’s.

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Circus Emil Kio : Honored Artist of CO ASSR

In my travels to find out more about the Russian ones, I discovered that Kio is the name of Russian family circus, Кио цирк translates to Kio Circus. There is a fascinating article about them titled “Secrets of the Kio circus dynasty: how they sawed their own wives and tamed the jinn”, a total digression from the art but well worth the read!

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Kio Circus
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Circus Igor Kio
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Left: The amazing Mr. Rooklyn from London : 100 laughs! Thrills! Mysteries!
Right: English Amusements presents “Blue Velvet” a magical musical revue – starring the amazing Mr. Rooklyn
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The Great Heaney : Famous Master Magician
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Kar-mi swallows a loaded gun barrel : and shoots a cracker from a man’s head.