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
Vintage map shows the city of New Orleans, and the Mississippi River : Lake Pontchartrain in distance. Bird's-eye view of New Orleans with the Mississippi River in the foreground; prominent building and place names are listed below the image. This beautiful Currier & Ives map dates to 1885. <br /> Learn More
Negro Marines prepare for action. Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps started enlisting Negroes on June 1, 1942. The first class of 1,200 Negro volunteers began their training three months later as members of the 51st Composite Defense Battalion at Montford Point, a section of the 200 square mile Marine Base, Camp Lejeune, at New River, North Carolina. Evidence of the lack of racial friction may be seen in the sports program at the camp. On the baseball team Negro enlistees and white non-com officers are teammates. Camp Lejeune has its own baseball league, with the Montford Point team a strong contender for championship honors. Nice vintage photo for baseball fans or baseball memorabilia collectors. 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
Photo shows Illinois Central R.R., freight cars at the South Water Street freight terminal, Chicago, Ill. Nice view of old freight cars and part of the Chicago skyline in the background. Photo dates to 1943. Learn More
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