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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combined shows circus poster

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Names
Strobridge & Co. Lith. (Lithographer)
Collection

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1920
Place Term: Cincinnati [Ohio] :
Publisher: Strobridge Litho Co.,
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 2
Topics
Children
Clowns
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Notes
Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : Advertising poster for the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.

Content : Depicts a clown, costumed mainly in red, seated on a drum and holding a small string puppet, surrounded by entranced children and, on poster's edge, two other clowns, smiling, peering from around the circus tent.

Content : In 1881 James E. Cooper sold his interest in the Cooper and Bailey circus to his partner James E. Bailey who then combined shows with P. T. Barnum. Bailey became controlling partner in 1888 when the show was renamed Barnum and Bailey. Sold to Ringling Brothers in 1907, it operated as a show through 1919 when the two were combined to form Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows.

Content : Posters & lobby cards

Content : R-B 2021 2 SH, Clown & children, Dec. 13, 1920--Stamped on verso.

Content : The children's favorite clown--Bottom.

Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 118 x 105 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG98-F814
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14426841
UUID: 7efd40f0-c62c-012f-07f0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1920: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combined shows circus poster" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1920. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combined shows circus poster" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 5, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1920). Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combined shows circus poster Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed4-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey combined shows circus poster