Image of rows of circus animals being unloaded from circus railroad cars as spectators watch; animals include elephants, camels, horses, ponies, and giraffes; train cars marked "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey" and one car is marked "Tallest Giraffe in Captivity"; date sheet for a June 28, , show in Springfield, Massachusetts, pasted below image. Probable date and printer supplied by cataloger based on reference to image in article "Circus Train Lithographs" by Fred D. Pfening, Jr. in Bandwagon (Nov-Dec 1971) page 17: "The other train design was made by The Erie Lithograph Co. After its introduction in 1933 it continued to be used by the show during the rest of the 1930s." "Litho. in U.S.A."--text, bottom left margin. "Bill Posters & Distributors / Union Label"--text, circle stamped in red ink, top right of date sheet. "Springfield / Afternoon and Night / Fri. June 28 / World's largest tent - now 100% air-conditioned"--text, bottom centered of attached sheet.
1 lithograph : color printed ; overall 90.17 x 104.14 cm (35 1/2 x 41 in.)
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows Advertising--Circus Circus--United States Circus animals--Pictorial works Circus trains--Pictorial works Railroad cars--Pictorial works Lithographs--Color--1925-1950. (gmgpc) Circus posters--1930-1940. (gmgpc)
Jay T. Last Collection Entertainment Large Size Circus The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library