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Title
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus : 100 double length steel railroad cars crammed and jammed with wonders from all corners of the Earth
Creator
Erie Litho. & Ptg. Co., printer
Contributor
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1928
1929
1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
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 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, [1940], 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.
Type
image
Extent
1 lithograph : color printed ; overall 90.17 x 104.14 cm (35 1/2 x 41 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_ENT_000033
385945
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/1917
Language
English
Subject
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)
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 ; priJLC_ENT_000053

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