Friday, August 22, 2008
"Miss Baldwin, A Modern Witch Of Endor, Color Woodcut," 1870
I have always loved the nefarious imagery used in early magic posters, where performers are visually linked to the devil or the spirit world; I came across this wonderful example on the Monster Brains website. Kitty Baldwin sounds like a pretty interesting lady; she seems to have had a variety of occult-themed acts with a variety of elaborate titles, one of which was "The Famous Rosicrucian Somnambulist."
For more, see the original post on Monster Brains. All biographical information from Who's Who in Magic History. Found via Outrepart.