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Here's a nice old original
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus poster with Oklahoma City date
tail. The poster promotes
"The Greatest Show on Earth, World's Biggest Menagerie." The Rhinoceros illustration is
wonderful as are the bold and bright colors. The 28” x 30” poster (including date tail) is another
wonderful poster from Mr. Jack Morris' personal collection. The illustrator "Bill Bailey"
is printed at the bottom left.
Although the date tail covers copyright and printer information, holding
light behind, you can read across the bottom border "Copyright 1945
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, Inc. Litho In
U.S.A." The Oklahoma City performance dates coincide with Ringling's route
schedule for 1946. As the photo
reflects, the old poster is in incredible condition for its age. There are old original fold lines and
some bug spotting. Along the left
border there is some edge wear, wrinkling and about a 1/2" water
stain. The wrinkling area has been
reinforced on the back with a strip of blue delicate surface tape. Along the top border, both corners have
small thumbtack marks. Also along
the top left border there is a small chip with missing paper. About two inches to the right of this
chip is a 2" split. The split
has been reinforced on the back with a small strip of archival-quality document
repair tape. Along the right
border is some edge wear, some with missing chips of paper, and there is some
wrinkling. This area has been
reinforced on the back with a strip of blue delicate surface tape. As the photo reflects, the date tail
has scattered areas of brown water stains and there is edge wear and wrinkling
along the left side. This is an
early rare poster that has wonderful graphics and color. It will display nicely
as is, but linen-mounted it would be a knockout.
I have other early
circus posers listed from this collection. I will combine shipping when practicable. The poster will be shipped priority
USPS in a heavy mailing tube.
E-mail any questions. Buyer has 14-day return privilege and
is responsible for paying return shipping. International buyers are responsible for payment of any
customs, duties and/or tax fees.