To emphasize the marble-statue appearance of the two performers, the artists used a black background, although black was a color rarely found to any extent on circus posters. This Adam Forepaugh circus poster, created by Strobridge artists, dates to the 1890s. Learn More
Vintage circus poster for Barnum & Bailey. Title: The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth The World's Largest, Grandest, Best Amusement Institution. Sub-caption says "The World Famouse Silbons The Masterly Monarch of the air in a series of most difficult, ingenious and startling aerial feats." Poster dates to 1896. Learn More
Only three men, not 13, were in this troupe. The artists? purpose was not to deceive but only to show the various routines that the Herbert Brothers could accomplish. This acrobatic Barnum & Bailey circus poster dates to the 1890s. Learn More
Circus poster shows a group of aerialists performing. Two women are held aloft by a balloon attached to their hair. The portrait on the center balloon is possibly Miss Stena. TITLE: Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena Learn More
This 1896 circus poster depicts the big combined show of 'The Adam Forepaugh Show' and the 'Sells Brothers Big Show'. Both the artwork and the insistent text of this Strobridge poster of 1896 emphasize the bigness of the show. The thousands of circus-bound people pouring out of the excursion trains clinch the effect. Learn More
Circus poster showing seals during circus act. Caption says Trained by Captain Woodward. Every feat pictured above actually presented. $500.00 will be given to anyone producing a similar act. Original poster dates to 1899. Great vintage circus poster available in a number of sizes. Learn More
This Barnum & Bailey circus poster from 1894 shows the customs of exotic nations ? dances, instruments, attire and dwellings. This was sometimes part of the educational display in the menagerie tents of the big railroad circuses. Learn More
Although the nursery-rhyme floats are the center of interest in this Sells Bros. 3 Ring Circus poster of 1893, the artists also included a broadside view of the main tent. This added feature immediately indicates that this circus is a big one. Learn More
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