Posted 2 years ago
Tim McCoy was one of the first real-life super heroes, having been a cowboy - a decorated soldier in both WWI and WWII - and a movie star. In the mid-1930s he was asked to join the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus as a headliner. Several great lithographs featuring Tim McCoy were produced during the time that he was with Ringling-Barnum. After leaving "The Greatest Show on Earth" at the end of the 1937 season, McCoy framed his own Wild West Show. That show folded after just a few weeks in 1938. McCoy travelled with several other small circuses into the early 1960s. He died in 1978.