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    Posted 12 years ago

    sawyer20
    (2 items)

    Numbers on posters

    Clowns- P24-124
    PT Barnum & Great London Circus- P28-128

    We live in Sarasota Fl. area where Ringling is all around us and we have not been able to find any info on our posters. Any info would be welcomed.

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    Comments

    1. chocko_2010, 12 years ago
      the clowns are really freaky !!!!!!!!! :) nice posters, rich colors.
    2. mdrrbbb, 11 years ago
      Unique poster because it actual scares many children, I have the poster and children, makes it very rare.
    3. Michael, 11 years ago
      I found the exact same poster (clowns) that you have above. Someone had put it out for trash. I am also hoping to find more information on its history.
    4. Mrj303 Mrj303, 11 years ago
      Very freaky, like a horror movie. Anyone seen 'It'?
    5. Chris Berry , 11 years ago
      In 1931 the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows branched off from its traditional lithographers (Strobridge and Central Ptg and Illinois Litho) to the Morgan Litho Company of Cleveland, Ohio. This clown image is one of several designs that Morgan (not to be confused with Russell-Morgan of Cincinnati) executed for the Greatest Show on Earth. All of the designs were less traditional than what circus fans were accustomed to - and this clown image was only used that one year. In the 1970s-80s reproductions of this poster (along with the Barnum & London "Jumbo" litho seen above) were sold by the thousands by mail-order and at performances of the Ringling-Barnum circus.

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