Lot 314
Two Vintage Cole Bros Circus Posters, Featuring Harold Barnes and Allen King (1930s)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The first: "Harold Barnes: World's Greatest Somersaulting Juvenile Acrobat on the Tight Walk," lithographic poster in colors, elements of offset lithography, circa 1935; the second: "Allen King Battling Snarling, Roaring Man-Eating Wild Animals from Plain, Desert, Plateau, and Jungle," lithographic and offset lithographic poster in colors, circa 1935; both linen backed, unframed.

Sheet Size 40 1/2 x 28 1/4 in. (the first), 27 5/8 x 40 1/2 in. (the second)

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.

Images overall bright and clean.

Condition B+/B: repaired loss and tears (the first). Condition A-/B+: some repaired loss and tears in margins; some hinging remnants (the second). Both professionally restored and linen backed.