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Tim McCoy Lithographs for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey

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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.

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  1. zguy2112 zguy2112, 2 years ago
    GREAT panel size poster! Are these original?
  2. Circusposters Circusposters, 2 years ago
    Zack - yes all of these are original. The "panel" poster is actually a "One=Sheet Panel" (picture two half-sheets on top of each other - approximately 56"x22"). The Erie Ptg and Litho Co executed several designs in this size for Ringling-Barnum in the mid-30s. When Tim McCoy took out his own show in 1938 the Tooker Moore Litho Co of New York designed a number of great posters for him - including several that were "one-sheet panels".
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    *°·`*~~ SEASON'S GREETINGS - CIRCUSPOSTERS!~~*`.°*

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