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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. This is an amazingly clean copy for its vintage. There are only very light stains in the bottom border and in the top right. There are minor creases in the top left corner, and paper tape on the verso in the top corners. The bottom border has small pieces of snipe remnant residue. Circus posters are always in high demand, and this is a bright example of one the best. Fine/Very Fine.


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    November, 2010
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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