October 3, 2012

Classic Posters

SDP 10-3-12
I just love the classic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey posters at the circus museum.  There are oodles, but these were two of my favorites.  The top one was created in 1920 and the bottom one, with the prowling lion, was distributed in 1927.  Can you imagine the excitement these posters generated announcing that the circus was coming to town?  I can almost see a little boy looking at that lion, eyes wide open, and asking his parents if he could, please, go see the greatest show on earth.  John Ringling was terrific at marketing, that's for sure!  Tomorrow we'll step out of the circus museum and take a stroll around the Ringling grounds.

8 comments:

Kathy said...

I love these!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes you're right SRQ these posters would have generated so much excitement..they're fantastic!

Jack said...

I agree with you. The colorful posters from 1900 to 1930 were amazing. I have four travel posters -- so far-- on the walls of my Florida house. These circus posters would fit in perfectly.

Birdman said...

My first circus was Boston... took a train. GREAT fun.

Virginia said...

I love vintage posters and have enjoyed your photos about this museum. A fun place to visit and photograph!
V

Jim Klenke said...

that lion is cool

We are: clamco said...

Beautiful graphics. We haven't been to the circus in years. Our daughter is totally freaked out by clowns.
By the way, I love the new header on your blog! I just changed my background too. I guess we were both in the mood for something fresh. : )

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