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    Little Eva's Temptation, "Topsy".
    19.5" x 27.75"
    Newport, Kentucky; circa late 1920s

    Published by D.L. Co, this is a chromolithograph poster depicting a young girl, "Topsy", dressed in a ragged orange dress and holding a flower. Marked EMR at the lower right corner. It appears that the title "Little Eva's Temptation" was affixed via a snipe at the top margin.

    Little Eva's Temptation was a musical burlesque show performed by Messett's Musical Entertainers. The show was written in the late 1920s by Henrique Vivian Messetti, who also starred in the performance. Although Little Eva's Temptation kept elements of Uncle Tom's Cabin, the story was not a true adaptation, but more of a farce comedy.

    Condition: Dampstaining at the margins, with center fold creasing and wear at the left side. The poster has been mounted onto a thicker cardstock. There is slight bumping at the corners.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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