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    Shrine Circus-Clowns (Circa 1935) (79" X 82"). Otto the Clown was Otto Griebling who worked with Cole Brothers Circus (actually, this poster is stamped "Cole Brothers" on the reverse...another example of a job hopping circus star bringing along his own advertising paper.) In later years he was associated with Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus as a performer and towards the end of his career, as a teacher at the Clown College in Florida. Otto was a great innovator who introduced many new gags to the clown routine. The poster artist has created a superior clown image set against an active background that projects a strong cartoon atmosphere, which was perfect for attracting the attention of "youngsters from the age of 7 to 70." Very Fine condition.

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