These are posters for plays and shows from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. It must have been a fertile time for entertainers. Without movies and later TV concentrating where shows were produced there were little theaters all across the nation. The pay may not have been good, but there was ample opportunity to sing, dance and act. There are more posters after the jump, and many, many more (around 2100 of them) at the Library of Congress online catalog Posters: Performing Arts Posters.