In this nice circus poster of the 1920s the artist has made a clever composite of the routines performed by these male lions. In actuality, the trainer would put these big cats through their paces one trick at a time; this avoids confusion and keeps each animal's attention riveted on the particular routine which he is responsible. 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
French circus poster shows two performers in the basket of an airship navigated by a rudder and a propeller. The basket bears the date 1884. TITLE: Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Num's, 17 boulevard S bastopol, musique nouvelle de Tar-Caen Learn More
The wreath effectively sets off the formal group portrait of the equestrian family, and the shield below adds impact to their names. The scenes of the family in action are so vivid that only 12 words are needed to describe the act. This is a Barnum & Bailey circus poster from 1909. 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
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