Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in color, late 19th/early 20th century, Erie Lithography & Printing Co., Erie, PA, linen lined, unframed.
Sheet Size 27 1/2 x 41 1/2 in. (the first), 28 x 20 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.
Both nice, bright images.
Condition A-/B+: some repaired tears/loss primarily at edges; light toning to the second. Both professionally restored and linen backed.