Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in color, 1940s-50s, to include "Elephant and Ponies" and "Bareback Riders and Tumblers," linen backed, unframed.
Sheet Size 28 1/4 x 41 in. (one vertically oriented)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 nice, richly-inked graphics.
Condition A- (the first) and B+ (the second): some repaired tears and small abrasions primarily in margins; some spots and toning. Both professionally restored and linen backed.