Barnum & Bailey Circus | A congress of martial artists and other athletes from Japan
2,000 - 3,000 USD
Barnum & Bailey Circus
Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Attraction Extraordinary. A Congress of Japan’s Famous Strong Men, Gladiators, Swordsmen, Wrestlers, Jiu-Jitsu and Athletic Champions. Cincinnati & New York: The Strobridge Litho Co, 1912 (12–B–209)
Color lithograph poster (40 x 30 in.; 1015 x 764 mm). A little marginal chipping and repair, some wrinkling and more extensive restoration to top margin well above printed area. Laid down on linen.
An action-packed poster, with six tableaux of martial artists and other athletes (including pole vaulters and a bear wrestler) watched over by small jugate portraits of Barnum and Bailey—both by now deceased—from the upper left corner.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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