Vintage Circus Posters
We have a beautiful collection of old and vintage circus posters dating from the late 1800s to the 1970s. These include posters from the Ringling Brothers circus, Barnum & Bailey circus, Adam Forepaugh circus, and Sells Brothers circuses, to name a few.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the circus was an annual event awaited with great anticipation. Weeks before the circus was due to arrive, colorful posters appeared on barns and fences, announcing the dates and new performers. When the circus arrived, excitement grew as wagons, elephants, and clowns paraded through town. Most circus posters feature dramatic new acts or exotic animals; many make outrageous (and sometimes utterly false) claims – the largest, the smallest, the most dangerous, the rarest, the one and only, etc.
These vintage circus posters make great decorator pieces and will brighten up any office, home decor, or kid's playroom. Available in a variety of sizes and every vintage circus poster comes with a money back guarantee so shop with confidence.
$19.95The 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
$19.95Gargantua was the most heavily billed and promoted circus attraction since Barnum's elephant Jumbo in the early 1880s. From 1938, the date of this Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus poster, through 1948, Gargantua traveled from one end of the United States to the other in a huge air-conditioned cage. Learn More