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The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster

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Title
The Barnum Bailey greatest show on earth circus poster
Names
Strobridge & Co. Lith. (Lithographer)
Collection

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1908
Place: 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
Genres
Posters
Notes
Funding: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Biographical/historical: 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.
Biographical/historical: Portraits of P.A. Bailey and P.T. Barnum appeared on advertising posters produced by the Strobridge Litho. Co. as early as 1897.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Lithographs
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 50 x 76 cm.
On verso: "Library of Congress, two copies received March 2, 1908"
Description
Poster for the Barnum & Bailey circus, illustrated with portraits of J. A. Bailey and P. T. Barnum.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-F979
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14326557
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7b4e0a00-c62c-012f-128e-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1908: Issued
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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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

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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 September 23, 2017. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed7-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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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