Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Lithographic posters in color, the first: A Woman's Honor
(circa 1906), Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati, OH & New York, NY; the second: Uncle Josh Spruceby
(circa 1900); both linen backed, unframed.
Sheet Size 40 1/2 x 28 in. (the first), 41 x 27 1/4 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: a hint of toning in the margins (the first); Condition B-: repaired loss, tears, and stains. Both professionally restored and linen backed.