Poster for "In Old Kentucky" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

Poster

Poster for "In Old Kentucky"

Poster for "In Old Kentucky" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph poster. The image depicts two men fighting near a bridge and raging river. One man has driven the other to the precipice. A caption below the image reads: "The Fight On The Edge Of The Chasm." Below this the caption "America's Greatest Play by C. T. Dazey" and under that is the play title.  Dazey's highly popular play, of which it was said that it enjoyed twenty-seven years of uninterrupted productions, was written for the manager Jacob Litt and premiered at the Academy of Music in 1892. It was later turned into a novel (with Edward Marshall). The show included scenes of the heroine (Bettina Gerard) swinging across a chasm to save the hero (William Courtleigh), and saving a filly from a burning barn before riding the horse to victory in a race in the next act. The play later was made into a slent film in 1919.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph poster. The image depicts two men fighting near a bridge and raging river. One man has driven the other to the precipice. A caption below the image reads: "The Fight On The Edge Of The Chasm." Below this the caption "America's Greatest Play by C. T. Dazey" and under that is the play title. Dazey's highly popular play, of which it was said that it enjoyed twenty-seven years of uninterrupted productions, was written for the manager Jacob Litt and premiered at the Academy of Music in 1892. It was later turned into a novel (with Edward Marshall). The show included scenes of the heroine (Bettina Gerard) swinging across a chasm to save the hero (William Courtleigh), and saving a filly from a burning barn before riding the horse to victory in a race in the next act. The play later was made into a slent film in 1919.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89218
Creation Date: 1893
Creator Name:American Show Print (Firm)
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:3.x.0012
Original Dimensions:50 cm by 70 cm
SUBJECTS
Posters
Theaters
Clothing and dress
Work clothes
Men
Pioneers
Waterfalls
RIGHTS AND PERMISSIONS
This image is issued by the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. For further information, contact WCFTR. Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Center. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied for resale or distribution as a photoprint, used as agency stock, or used in any other enterprise. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member. The user is responsible for all issues of copyright. Please Credit: Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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