Ombres Parisiennes means “Parisian Shadow.” It was a type of theater performance that travelers to Asia brought back to France in the mid-eighteenth century. Finding popularity beginning in the 1880s, a shows used up to twenty assistants and a large backlit performance area to create dramatic shadows and effects. Performers of the day staged productions around the Montmartre area. This is one of the earliest shadow play posters.
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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