Lot 68: DAVENPORT, LEWIS. The Davenports.
February 4, 2017
Chicago, IL, USALive Auction
Description: Kent, 1908. Two-color letterpress broadside for the Alhamabra vaudeville theatre with The Davenports lightning magicians and illusionists topping the bill. Lewis Davenport performed an act in Englands music halls (and abroad) for decades, while simultaneously running his magic shop in central London. His act featured billiard ball manipulation, the Color Changing Waistcoat, and occasionally Buatier de Koltas Expanding Die. 9 7/8 x 29 7/8". Repairs at bottom right margin, light offsetting; A-.