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
Vintage advertising poster for an exhibition by Sears, Roebuck & Co. Title: A wonderful animated or moving picture exhibition ... our new possessions ... The Philippines, the Ladrones, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, illustrated with 52 magnificent views. This old poster dates to around 1900. Learn More
This is a nice illustrated travel poster for Pan American Airlines encouraging people to visit the state of Alaska. Illustration shows a Pan American clipper airplane flying through scenic Alaska. This vintage travel poster dates around 1950. Learn More
The slogans '100 Clowns - Count 'Em - 100' and 'An Army of Clowns' as on this poster of the 1920's, were commonly used to emphasize an important facet of any circus performance. Hagenbeck-Wallace Trained Wild Animals Circus with a bunch of crazy circus clowns with mohawks, spiked hair, and every sort of clown you could imagine...pretty cool poster! Learn More
This vintage spirits advertising poster shows an illustration of a woman holding up a glass of this French cordial. Caption: Cordial Topaze, Marie Brizard & Roger. Poster has no date so I could only assume that it dates to the 1920s or 30s. Learn More
This vintage liquor advertising poster shows an illustration of an angel holding up a port wine between 2 people. Caption: Porto Ramos-Pinto, Adrianao Ramos Pinto & Irmao. Poster has no date so I could only assume that it dates to the 1920s or 30s. Learn More
The brilliant red carpet laid on the performing platform sets off the seals and, of course, quickly attracts the eye. The descriptive copy is typical of the boastful way the circus had of proclaiming its acts as something very special. This Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus poster is from the 1930s. Learn More
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