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GloPAD ID 1003686
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Digital Object Title Carter the Great with Monty
Component Associated Performing Art Magic
Component Publicity photograph
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Represented People Carter, Charles Joseph (Magician (illusionist)) , Monty (Magician (illusionist))
Component Associated Location San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Date Object Created 1915
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 8 x 10 x 0 in
Object Colors / Patterns Black and white, slightly yellowed
Object Material Photochemicals on paper
Component Notes Inscriptions: "Carter the Great" written on the back in pencil. This photograph appears to have been collaged together from two pictures. The image of Monty (the lion) appears to have been cut out, then placed over the image of Carter, and the whole thing reproduced to look as if they were posing together.
Component Associated Performing Art Magic
Component Costume
Component Activity Date Unknown
Component Represented People Carter, Charles Joseph (Magician (illusionist))
Component Associated Location San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Date Object Created 1915
Date Object Destroyed Unknown
Object Dimensions 0 x 0 x 0 pixels
Object Colors / Patterns Costume is elaborately covered in embellishments. Note the fancy leather work and upturned toes on the boots. Also the color fade on the costume arm from the shoulder to the cuff.
Object Material Fabric, leather, glass or plastic sequins and beads, rhinestones, embroidery and braiding, feathers.
Component Notes During the early part of the 20th century, it was common for magicians to employ Oriental themes and styles to add exoticism and mystery to their shows. Carter the Great was well-known for his expensive and elaborate Oriental-themed costumes, many of which he collected from exotic locations during his round-the-world tours in the early 20th century.
Source Object
Repository of Source Object San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum
Repository Assigned ID Sfp0039
Rights and Ordering Information- to reproduce or order a copy of this digital object
Credit Line Courtesy of [Collection name], San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum.
Ordering Information Contact San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum, reference@sfpalm.org.