During the turn of the century, a popular performance was a type of magic show known as the Oriental magician. It was so popular that many “Asian” performers were actually Western men in stereotypical costumes. Chang and the Fak-Hongs were just such mid-level troupes who toured as Asian mystics, even though they were Spanish. One of the performers is depicted on this vintage poster, about to perform the "Hara-kiri," or seppuku, a Japanese ritual suicide.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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