Early 20th c. Ringling Brothers Circus Poster c.1945

This is an original vintage lithograph poster depicting and elephant and clown of Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey circus. This poster is not a reproduction. It is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
  • CREATOR Artist Bill Bailey.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Lithograph Print, Paper, Linen.
  • CONDITION Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS Overall: H 24.75 in. W 32 in., Poster: H 20.5" W 27.5"
The Ringling Brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth in 1907 and ran the circuses separately until 1919. They decided that it was too difficult to run the two circuses independently, and on March 29, 1919, "Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows" debuted in New York City.

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