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Circus Poster Ringling Brothers & Barnum Jacobs Leopards 1938

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Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey - Terrell Jacobs
Original Vintage Barnum & Bailey Circus Poster, 1938


Very Rare and Most Desirable Circus poster from this Gorgeous 1938 Strobridge Litho.   Spectacular vintage Circus Artwork of Jacobs and his Black Leopards!  Professionally linen backed.

Linen mounted 1920s poster by Strobridge Litho features Terrell Jacobs "With the World's Only Group of Performing Black Leopards". Restoration to upper and lower right corners and some minor restoration to fold lines.

Circus Poster (Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, 1938). Poster (28" X 42").
The famous adventurer Frank Buck hunted animals far and wide, from Brazil to Africa, to Asia, bringing exotic animals back to the U.S. for exhibition, zoos, and circuses. He wrote a book about his many adventures, titled Bring 'Em Back Alive, which followed with an RKO documentary narrated by Buck in 1932. Six years later he was offered a contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuses to star in his own show with his menagerie of animals. Although Buck doesn't star in this circus, he is credited with capturing the Malayan black leopards that perform. Terrell Jacobs, "Earth's Foremost Trainer of Savage Wild Beasts" is the ringmaster for this extravaganza. Rare and colorful, the stone litho poster offered here is just as spectacular as the show must have been!   * Click enlargeable image above for detailed viewing

** Note: We recently acquired Nine spectacular historical vintage Circus Posters from the late19th and early 20th century.  See them all below under Also Recommended

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.

Note: Cvtreasures stamp NOT on original poster

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