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Title
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows : Gargantua the great the largest and fiercest gorilla ever brought before the eyes of civilized man!
Creator
Sharp, Howard Bird, 1877-1952, artist
Strobridge Lithographing Company, printer
Contributor
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
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 fierce gorilla in the jungle baring its teeth with hands in the air; date sheet for a June 27, [1940], show in New Haven, Connecticut, pasted below image.
Probable date and artist based on information provided for similar image in collection (priJLC 000043) in Spangenberg, Amazing American Circus Poster, page 164. "381"--text, top right margin. "Litho. in U.S.A."--text, bottom left margin. "Strobridge"--text, handwritten in pencil, bottom right margin. "[Strobridge Litho] Co. Cin'ti & N.Y"--text, bottom right margin, covered by date sheet. "Bill Posters & Distributors / Union Label"--text, circle stamp in red ink, bottom right corner. "New Haven / Afternoon and Night / Thur. June 27 / World's largest tent - now 100% air-conditioned"--text, bottom centered. "The World's Most Terrifying Living Creature!"--text, middle right of image.
Type
image
Extent
1 lithograph : color printed ; overall 127.95 x 71.76 cm (50 3/8 x 28 1/4 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_ENT_000042
385953
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/2021
Language
English
Subject
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Advertising--Circus
Circus--United States
Circus animals--Pictorial works
Gargantua (Gorilla)--Pictorial works
Gorilla--Pictorial works
Lithographs--Color--1925-1950. (gmgpc)
Circus posters--1930-1940. (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_000043

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