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Title
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus : the greatest show on Earth
Creator
Howe, George, 1886-1955, artist
Geddes, Norman Bel, 1893-1958, artist
Contributor
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
Contributing Institution
Huntington Library
Collection
Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History
Rights Information
For information on using Huntington Library materials, please see Reproductions of Huntington Library Holdings: https://www.huntington.org/library-rights-permissions
Description
Image of a whiteface clown sitting and holding an umbrella.
Probable artists and date supplied by cataloger based on reference in "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bel Geddes" by Chris Berry, in Bandwagon, (Nov-Dec 2010), pages 55-59: "several posters created in 1941 with the initials "G.H." were actually designed by prominent architect George Howe (1886-1995), who became a partner of Normal Bel Geddes and Co. in 1941." John Ringling North commissioned the Norman Bel Geddes studio to design posters for the circus in 1941. Local copy does not have the monogram of the Norman Bel Geddes studio. "G.H."--text, artist's initials in plate, bottom left. "Litho. in U.S.A."--text, bottom right margin.
Type
image
Extent
1 photomechanical : color printed ; overall 107 x 71.12 cm (42 1/8 x 28 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_ENT_000029
385941
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/1914
Language
English
Subject
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Advertising--Circus
Circus--United States
Clowns--Pictorial works
Lithographs--Color--1925-1950. (gmgpc)
Circus posters--1940-1950. (gmgpc)
Source
Jay T. Last Collection
Entertainment
Large Size
Circus
The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library
Relation
priJLC_ENT_000028 ; priJLC_ENT_000030 ; priJLC_ENT_000031 ; priJLC_ENT_000049 ; priJLC_ENT_000050

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