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    Posted 10 years ago

    potrero
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    Three of many great circus posters on display this summer at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

    Apparently The Ringling Brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1907, but ran the circuses separately until they were finally merged in 1919.

    Part of my summer 2010 east coast antiques tour.

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    Comments

    1. David Vallee, 10 years ago
      Hi, I recently purchased a ringling bros and Barnum&Baily combined shows-circus poster.The poster depicts a giant clown bent over tipping his hat while standing over the circus tents. I havent found any other posters like this one nor do I know the age of this piece. Can you identify this poster? Mesures 17" by 24" The bottom of this poster also looks to have had something attached at one time .
    2. Linda Brevik, 10 years ago
      I think I have the same poster as you do,Could you give me any info on it.I have not been able to find anythingabout it.
    3. Deb, 10 years ago
      I have a framed p-6 ringling brothers barnum & bailey consolidation poster and would like to know the value. On the bottom it states p-6------1920
    4. jackofalltrades, 10 years ago
      That is one evil looking clown !
    5. Danielle, 9 years ago
      I have a ringling bros barnum and bailey poster with "The beautiful graceful arenic queen mlle elena.
      The charming principal bareback equestrienne" written on it.
      I was wondering if it is worth anything and if I should send a pic.
      thank you
    6. Brian, 9 years ago
      Has anyone ever seen a large consolidation poster with an elephant head surrounded by other animals? Is it worth much? It is in kind of rough shape but displays ok.
    7. shellyc111 shellyc111, 9 years ago
      How much are those posters worth?

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