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    Bring 'Em Back Alive (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1938). Circus Poster (28" X 42").
    The famous adventurer Frank Buck hunted animals far and wide, from Brazil to Africa, to Asia, bringing exotic animals back to the U.S. for exhibition, zoos, and circuses. He wrote a book about his many adventures, titled Bring 'Em Back Alive, which followed with an RKO documentary narrated by Buck in 1932. Six years later he was offered a contract with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circuses to star in his own show with his menagerie of animals. This rare and colorful stone litho poster is from that circus show, and is just spectacular. It shows wrinkling and discoloration at the bottom with a few remnants from a snipe. There is fold wear with a small separation at the right edge, light edge wear, and pinholes in the top borders. Circus posters are always in high demand, and this is a bright example of one the best. Fine+.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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