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    Barnum and Bailey; Imre Kiralfy's Columbus and the Discovery of America (Strobridge Litho Co., 1891). Poster (30.25" X 40").
    Though primarily recognized for grand amusing acts including the likes of elephants, high-wire stunts, clowns, and fire breathers, Barnum and Bailey spread their range to include stage performances such as Imre Kiralfy's Columbus and the Discovery of America. A reenactment of the epic 1492 journey to the new world, the production ran for two seasons. Printed by Strobridge Lithography, one of the leading producers of posters in the late nineteenth century, this stunning stone litho poster for the famed circus depicts Queen Isabella giving full support and funds for the historical conquest. Restoration has been applied to address chipping and tears in the borders and the lower text. In excellent condition for a poster over a century old, the poster displays vibrant colors and presents beautifully. Fine+ on Linen.


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