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Names
Strobridge & Co. Lith. (Lithographer)
Collection

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1908
Place Term: Cincinnati [Ohio] :
Publisher: Strobridge Litho Co.,
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 5
Topics
Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Barnum and Bailey
Notes
Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : In 1887 James A. Bailey joined with P. T. Barnum to form the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Known by its motto, "The Greatest Show on Earth", it toured Europe in the 1890's. Barnum died in 1891 and Bailey, who introduced the 3 ring circus format in 1881, became sole owner. In addition to its tours of the United States, it also made another successful tour of Europe from 1897-1902. With Bailey's death in 1906, the Ringling Brothers bought the show from Bailey's widow. The Barnum & Bailey Circus toured under its own name until 1919 when it was merged with the Ringling show.

Content : Library of Congress, two copies received March 2, 1908--Verso.

Content : Portraits of P.A. Bailey and P.T. Barnum appeared on advertising posters produced by the Strobridge Litho. Co. as early as 1897.

Content : Poster for the Barnum & Bailey circus, illustrated with portraits of J. A. Bailey and P. T. Barnum.

Content : Posters & lobby cards

Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 50 x 76 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC : NYPG98-F979
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14326557
UUID: 7b4e0a00-c62c-012f-128e-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1908. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 25, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1908). The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster