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Title
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus : the incomparable Alfred Court master trainer
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 animal trainer Alfred Court holding a leopard around his neck and surrounded by polar bears, lions, and a bear standing on their hind legs; date sheet for a July 25, [1941], show in Saginaw, Michigan, pasted below image.
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. "Saginaw / Afternoon & Night / Fri. July 25 / World's largest tent - now 100% air-conditioned"--text, bottom, date sheet. "G.H."--text, artist's initials in plate, lower left of image with monogram for the Norman Bel Geddes studio. "Litho. in U.S.A."--text, lower right margin. "Bill Posters & Distributors / Union Label"--text, circle stamp in red ink, bottom right corner of date sheet.
Type
image
Extent
1 photomechanical : color printed ; overall 78.42 x 71.44 cm (30 7/8 x 28 1/8 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_ENT_000031
385943
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/1916
Language
English
Subject
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Court, Alfred, (1883-1977)--Pictorial works
Advertising--Circus
Animal trainers--Pictorial works
Circus animals--Pictorial works
Circus--United States
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_000029 ; priJLC_ENT_000030 ; priJLC_ENT_000049 ; priJLC_ENT_000050

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