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

    Published by D.L. Co, this is a chromolithograph poster depicting Tom, seated in a rocking chair, reading to Eva. 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. While 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: There is toning at the edges, else good. The poster has been mounted onto thicker cardstock. There is slight bumping at the corners.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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