Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in colors, circa 1950s, one marked "Globe Poster Corp., St. Louis," linen backed, unframed.
Sheet Size 41 1/4 x 28 in. (the first), 27 1/2 x 41 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.
Condition A-: several repaired nicks/small tears at edges; some toning and age-related stains. Both professionally restored and linen backed.