Ben Hur and Iras in a Poster for "Ben Hur" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Ben Hur and Iras in a Poster for "Ben Hur"

Ben Hur and Iras in a Poster for "Ben Hur" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph of Ben Hur and the Egyptian woman Iras embracing. Across the top banner in caps is "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production," underneath which follows "Gen'l Lew Wallace's." This is followed by the title in caps, beneath which reads "Dramatized by Wm. Young." The image shows the two lovers sitting on a a couch clasping one another and looking deeply into one another's eyes, with the Nile in the background. The caption at bottom quotes from the play "'Thy lips are like a Thread of Scarlet. I love thee.' Ben-Hur Act IV.""  This version of the eternally-popular melodramatic spectacle (adapted from Lew Wallace's novel by William Young, with music by Edgar Stillman Kelley) was revived several times between 1899 and 1916.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph of Ben Hur and the Egyptian woman Iras embracing. Across the top banner in caps is "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production," underneath which follows "Gen'l Lew Wallace's." This is followed by the title in caps, beneath which reads "Dramatized by Wm. Young." The image shows the two lovers sitting on a a couch clasping one another and looking deeply into one another's eyes, with the Nile in the background. The caption at bottom quotes from the play "'Thy lips are like a Thread of Scarlet. I love thee.' Ben-Hur Act IV."" This version of the eternally-popular melodramatic spectacle (adapted from Lew Wallace's novel by William Young, with music by Edgar Stillman Kelley) was revived several times between 1899 and 1916.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89294
Creation Date:circa 1899
Creator Name:Strobridge Lithographic Company
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Collection Name:WCFTR Posters
Genre:Poster
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:3.0.0006A
Original Dimensions:50 cm by 75 cm
SUBJECTS
Posters
Theaters
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Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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