the "Floating Body" / 1880s
(from Tony Pastor's ad in The World: Sunday, November 17, 1889)
WHAT IS ASTARTE? WHAT IS IT?
"In this sensational illusion a lady is seen to walk, jump., somersault, stand, sit or lie in the air, without
aid of mechanical contrivance, walking upon the ceiling, up or down the side walls, and, in fact, defying all
laws of gravitation
The Bottineau (ND) Pioneer; July 19, 1890 (Image 3)
"The opening programme includes Astarte, a woman who does mysterious feats in mid-air without supports..."
The New York Dramatic Mirror; July 1, 1899
The New York Dramatic Mirror; July 15, 1899 (pg.8)
Hammerstein's Venetian Terrace "Astarte, aerial gymnast..."
St. Paul daily globe., June 13, 1890, Page 8
Tony Pastor's 14th Street Theatre / NYC / Vaudeville Program / November 18, 1889