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    Shrine Circus-Acrobats (Circa 1935) (174" X 80"). The vast majority of early circus posters are not artist signed and the most assiduous research has turned up only a handful of known circus poster designers. This is not to diminish their talent, which is obvious in this masterful panorama of aerialists, or their importance. Circuses lived and died by their posters. It was just about the only form of advertising they did. From one sheets to billboard sized 24 sheets, the advance men for the circus would plaster every available space. In larger venues, special poster stands could be rented. They would accommodate a large number of posters for display and they were rented out daily or for part of the day. Thus the expression "one night stand." Very Fine.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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