French caricature shows two men in a balloon basket shaped like a tri-corner hat attached to a balloon with the face of a man (possibly Italian statesman Francesco Crispi) labeled "La belle Bourbonnaise" for an... more
Performing arts poster for a performance of a comic opera by Henri Cain and Arthur Bernède, with music by Jules Massenet and based on a novel by Alphonse Daudet, showing Emma Calvé as Fanny LeGrand.
Illustration shows Giulio Gatti-Casazza and Oscar Hammerstein throwing puppets labeled "Tenor, Second Tenor, Contralto, Baritone, Basso, Mezzo Soprano, [and] High Soprano" at each other.
Illustration shows President William H. Taft directing male and female dancers on a stage in a production of "Princess Prosperity", a script for which he is holding in his right hand. The male dancers hold empt... more
Illustration shows an opera manager talking with an attractive young woman who aspires to be an opera singer; two somewhat less attractive and considerably heavier women wearing costumes, stand behind them.
Illustration shows a vignette cartoon showing Giulio Gatti-Casazza with the trained animals for various operas and a woman sitting in the "celebrated 'Horseshoe'" section of the operahouse; the surrounding vign... more
Poster for Federal Theatre and Music Project presentation of "Fortune Teller" at the Emery, Walnut and Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, showing the king of hearts playing card.
Poster for Federal Music Project presentation of "The Romance of Robot" a romantic satire by Frederic Hart and Tillman Breiseth, and "La Serva Padrona" a comic interlude by Pergolesi; dramatic production devise... more
Poster for the Federal Music Project presentation of "The Chocolate Soldier" at the Santa Ana High School Auditorium, Santa Ana, Calif., showing a woman and a soldier embracing.
Poster for Federal Music Project of New York City presentation of operas, concerts, and chamber music at the Theatre of Music, 254 W. 54th St., New York City, New York.
Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Hansel and Gretel" at the Greek Open Air Theatre, Los Angeles, Calif., showing Hansel and Gretel standing next to a tree.
Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "The Pirates of Penzance" at Emery, Walnut & Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, showing a pirate ship.