Chariot Race Poster for "Ben Hur" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Chariot Race Poster for "Ben Hur"

Chariot Race Poster for "Ben Hur" | Poster | Wisconsin Historical Society
Color lithograph on paper. The top caption reads in caps: "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production." Beneath this is the title against a red filed, and on each side is a circular medallion: the one on the left reads "Of General Lew Wallace's" and on the right "Dramatized by William Young Music by Edgar Stillman Kelley." The image presents the famous chariot race, under which is the caption in caps: "Ben-Hur drives Sheik Ilderman's 'Stars of the Desert' to victory in the Antioch Circus, defeating his arch-enemy Messala." Scenes of the chariot race grace most of the extant posters from this run. The scene used real horses on treadmills.

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DESCRIPTION
Color lithograph on paper. The top caption reads in caps: "Klaw and Erlanger's stupendous production." Beneath this is the title against a red filed, and on each side is a circular medallion: the one on the left reads "Of General Lew Wallace's" and on the right "Dramatized by William Young Music by Edgar Stillman Kelley." The image presents the famous chariot race, under which is the caption in caps: "Ben-Hur drives Sheik Ilderman's 'Stars of the Desert' to victory in the Antioch Circus, defeating his arch-enemy Messala." Scenes of the chariot race grace most of the extant posters from this run. The scene used real horses on treadmills.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:89579
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:3.0.0006C
Original Dimensions:49 cm by 75 cm
SUBJECTS
Posters
Theaters
Costume
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Reference Details
Location:Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, 4th Floor, Madison, Wisconsin

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