Lot 326
Two Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Vintage Circus Posters (1940s)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in colors, elements of offset lithography, to include the snarling tiger graphic (1944), to also include a Bill Bailey design with two hippos (1945), both linen backed, unframed.

Sheet Size 27 1/2 x 20 3/8 in. (each approximately)

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.

Both vibrant prints.

Condition A: some minor light staining. Both professionally restored and linen backed.