Illustrated poster shows the towering figures of Charles F. Murphy, Michael "Hinky Dink" Kenna, and Israel W. Durham, political bosses respectively of New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia, placing a medal labeled "Bossism" around their necks. Papers sticking out of Murphy's pockets are labeled "Patronage, Contracts, Graft, and Jobs". This vintage poster dates to 1905. Learn More
In 1909 Desperado made his terrific descent twice a day, and sometimes three times. The Strobridge artists captured all of the thrill of this unbelievable act on this beautiful Barnum & Bailey circus poster art. Learn More
Poster depicting a sword swallowing performance act. TITLE: The great Victorina Troupe originators and presenters of the most marvelous sword swallowing act on earth. Poster dates to early 1900s.Created by "The Donaldson Litho. Co., Newport, Ky."See Kar-mi" pasted over Victorina on top of poster; Victorina also performed as the magician, Kar-mi."Shoots a gun barrel while it is down his throat; swallows an electric light; the $10,000.00 novelty act; the limit of the marvelous. Learn More
This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Liaoyang during the Russo-Japanese war fought in 1904. The Battle of Liaoyang (24 August - 4 September 1904) was one of the major land battles of the Russo-Japanese War. Learn More
This political cartoon showing a Standard Oil tank as an octopus with many tentacles wrapped around the steel, copper, and shipping industries, as well as a state house, the U.S. Capitol, and one tentacle reaching for the White House. This vintage illustrated poster dates to 1904. Learn More
On this Barnum & Bailey circus poster, the press agents of 1905 called this thrill act 'a fearful frolic with fate'. Indeed, all acts of this type - whether the performers operated somersaulting autos, rode hurtling bicycles over enormous gaps, or were catapulted from a huge crossbow or shot out of a cannon - were truly daring and dangerous. Learn More
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