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    "Messett's Musical Entertainers" Pair of Large Full Color Minstrel Show Advertising Posters. 14" x 42" (sight size), framed. This pair of the most sought after minstrel posters were printed by the Quigley Litho Co. of Kansas City, Missouri. Henrique Vivian Messetti was a member of a vaudeville-circus family. He first appeared on stage at the age of four. His parents settled in Los Angeles. He produced and toured in shows called "Messetti's Great Road Show" and "Messett's Musical Entertainers", which were performed in blackface. Messetti acted in several early motion pictures. In his later years, he dropped his first name and performed as a female impersonator. The posters have light folds, else very fine. This lot requires 3rd party shipping.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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