Lot 31: CARTER, CHARLES. Carter The Mysterious. The Metamorphosis.
February 4, 2017
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Chicago: Illinois Litho, ca. 1905. A full-length portrait of Carter, clad in a Chinese robe, fills the poster, with a shadowy portrait of the magician in his tuxedo in the background, along with Mephistopheles. In his performance, Carter played the role of a Chinese magician, presenting feats associated with Ching Ling Foo, including the production of a giant bowl of water. 40 x 79". A. The only known example of this poster.