Chung Ling Soo (William Ellsworth Robinson). Chung Ling Soo. And His Ten Assistants. Birmingham: James Upton Ltd., ca. 1908. Striking portrait of Soo with his fingers – his “ten assistants” outstretched before him. 30 x 20”. Linen backed. Minor restoration, over-coloring to borders. A-. The poster bears the initials “T.E.S.”, most likely T.E. Stephens, who also designed the famous Mighty Cheese poster for P.T. Selbit. It is one of the only Soo posters to bear an artist’s initials. Stephens designed many posters for James Upton, but it is unclear if he is the same Stephens who went on to paint famous portraits of Dwight Eisenhower, Douglas MacArthur, and Winston Churchill.