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Lithographic poster in colors, circa 1940s, Central Show Printing Co., Mason City, IA, linen backed, unframed.
Sheet Size 41 1/2 x 28 1/2 in.Vintage Circus Posters, Estate of B. Thomas M. Smith, Sr., Petersburg, Virginia
. Smith established this extensive collection of circus and theater posters over the course of 40 years, between 1936 and the early 1970s. Portions of his collection are now held by the Ringling Circus Museum, Sarasota, Florida and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington, DC.
Norma Davenport, daughter of the Dailey Brothers Circus owner, was often featured as the world's youngest elephant trainer.
Condition A-: previous creases; few repaired tears lower margin. Professionally restored and linen backed.