Astarte

the "Floating Body" / 1880s


(from Tony Pastor's ad in The World: Sunday, November 17, 1889)

ASTARTE
WHAT IS ASTARTE? WHAT IS IT?

In this sensational illusion a lady is seen to walk,
jump., somersault, stand, sir or lie In the air, without
aid of mechanical contrivance, walking upon the ceil-
ing, up or down the side walls, and, in fact, defying all
laws of gravitation.


The New York Dramatic Mirror; July 1, 1899

"The opening programme includes Astarte,
a woman who does mysterious feats in mid-air
without supports..."


The New York Dramatic Mirror; July 15, 1899

Hammerstein's Venetian Terrace
"Astarte, aerial gymnast..."


Tony Pastor's 14th Street Theatre / NYC / Vaudeville Program / November 18, 1889


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