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Barnum & Bailey Original Vintage Circus Poster, 1908

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Vintage Antique Old Barnum Bailey Circus Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Barnum & Bailey 
Original Vintage Circus Poster, 1908

Here is a gorgeous historical gem you don't want tp pass up.  

One of the most desirable vintage Barnum and Bailey Original Posters, the "Founder Portraits".  Stunning large images of both founders done by the most renown and talented litho company, Strobridge.  

19x28-5/8" poster printed by The Strobridge Litho. Co. of Cincinnati and New York, ©1908. Poster features classic portraits of Barnum & Bailey founders P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey amidst company name and promotional text. Poster has vertical crease at center and aside from linen-mounting, has had no restoration. Pin holes at corners w/some edge wear at upper corners. Lower right has two .5" margin tears. Poster has moderate age toning but still displays Fine!


* See enlargeable image above

Strobridge, the outstanding American lithography company, produced many of the best circus and Wild West advertising posters of the late 1800's and early 1900's, particularly the outstanding posters for the Barnum & Bailey Circus, "the Greatest Show on Earth." The coloration and crisp detailing of these Strobridge posters makes them instantly recognizable to advanced collectors, even the versions that were executed in other languages. That's right, Strobridge would produce posters in the U. S. for the big shows that they would take with them for use overseas

Strobridge Lithography Company BIO:
The Strobridge Lithography Company created some of the most artistically stunning posters in the 19th, and early 20th century.  In the genre of vintage posters they produced "masterpieces"!.   Strobridge was founded in Cincinnati in 1847 by Elijah Middleton and eventually bought out by one of its workers, Hines Strobridge, remaining open until 1971. Offices were located in downtown Cincinnati, Norwood, and New York City.  Strobridge was most famous for its circus posters, often producing them for The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. Libraries and museums all over America, including the Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, hold examples of Strobridge’s “Amazing American Circus Poster.” However, because the Strobridge firm was based in Cincinnati, Cincinnatians are fortunate to be in the vicinity of many of the greatest Strobridge collections. In addition to the Archives & Rare Books Library, the Cincinnati Public Library and Cincinnati Art Museum are valuable resources for Strobridge enthusiasts.

Guaranteed Original Authentic from 1908

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original poster