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Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus Vintage Poster High Ris


Vintage Antique Old Ringling Brothers Barnum Bailey Circus Posters Memorabilia Collectibles For Sale
Ringling Brother & Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1951 
Original Vintage Circus Poster
Appearing in East Providence, RI

“World-renowned High Rise Daredevils.”


Amazing piece of Circus & American History !

Its 1951 and the United States has just entered into its second year of the Korean War and Harry Truman is President.   There's a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in the air and Americans are desperate for a distraction, something amazing.  And no one could deliver Amazement better than PT Barnum and his legendary circus animals and entertainers.   Barnum and Bailey roll into East Providence, RI

Striking vintage circus artwork by Forrest Freeland, on this Original 1951 Barnum & Bailey poster.  Excellent condition with origna date and locaiton tag on bottom, providing great historical provenance.  .   NO triming or tears as most all these posters experience and bold bright colors, No fading. Great piece of history !

* See enlargeable image above

FREELAND, Forrest Dean (American). Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus / The Great Alzanas. 1951. Color lithograph poster advertises the talents of the “world-renowned high rise daredevils.” 30 x 28”. Old folds. Date tag for East Providence, RI. Tape marks on date tag. 

Forrest Dean Freeland was a freelance artist for newspapers, movies and circuses. He was art director for the Detroit Free Press, then joined the Fox Theaters. In 1939 he worked for Ringling-Barnum, designing posters and advertising. Later he worked for a number of circuses and carnivals

Note: Cvtreasures stamp Not on original