I am Goodlow (With Miss Lily) Comic Trampoline Act, Antique Vaudeville Postcard

Regular price $22.00

This is one of three early vaudeville postcards I purchased together from one seller, all of which I found pretty curious: this one adversing Goodlow (with Miss Lily) and their comic trampoline act; the other two d’Alveydre the Equilibriste and Jackly’s ‘The Funny’. I’ve done some searching and haven’t turned up any information on any of them; there is a small part of me that thinks they are actually Surrealist creations, a notion most supported by the fact of Surrealist interest in the writings of French occultist Alexandre Saint-Yves d’Alveydre {d’Alveydre the Equlibriste???—meaning balancer, or tightrope walker.) I’m pretty sure I’m making this up, but in any case I think these are pretty surreal and pretty fabulous. This one stamped with a Paris address in blue, I assume the location of the performance, and was printed by J. Richardson, "Theatrical Printer" of Wade Lane, Leeds, who does seem to have been a printer for all sorts of performative event announcements. Early 20th century. 

5 1/2” x 3 7/8” and in pretty good condition, with light soiling and a little bumping to the corners especially upper right. I apologize for my photo of the back which is a bit blurry!