In 1903 Barnum & Bailey presented an unusually lavish Spectacle of Balkis(the Arabic name of the biblical Queen of Sheba). At this period all the big railroad circuses staged these pantomine productions involving hundreds of beautifully wardrobed people, scores of horses and dozens of elephants, camels, zebras, and llamas. The subject might be Joan of Arc, Cinderella or Nero and the Burning of Rome. All these productions were part of the circus, presented in the big tent. Learn More
In the days of the big tented circuses, the hippodrome races, usually reserved for the finale, were especially exciting. The furiously thundering hooves of the galloping horses would bring the entire audience to their feet. The original circus poster was created for Sells Brothers Circus by Strobridge artists in the 1890's. Learn More
Beautiful girls, stunning wardrobe, magnificent horses, a charming trainer, a clown, ring curbs and props - all these put together in one scene result in an extremely attractive circus poster. From the Ringling Bros. Barnum Bailey circus in the 1920s. Learn More
Circus poster Men in military uniforms standing while bareback riding on horses (as many as three horses per rider) racing around a track and jumping hurdles. TITLE: Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Der welt gr?sstes, grossartigstes, bestes amusements-institut. Original circus poster dates to 1900. Great vintage circus poster available in a number of sizes. Learn More
Fine horses are among the mainstays of any circus. To promenade the prancing beauties in one huge column around the hippodrome track created a great spectacle. The artists of this 1897 Barnum & Bailey circus poster caught all of the feel of this grand march. Learn More
Seven scenes of beautiful horses and handsomely attired performers, neatly put together on one 1906 poster by the Strobridge artists, tell the whole story at a glance. Part of the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Learn More
Even circus elephants became involved in this pageant of Aladdin and his lamp. The colorfully rich dressed participants, majestic horse-drawn floats and richly caparisoned horses fill this glorious Barnum & Bailey circus poster of 1917. Learn More
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