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Title
The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth : les plus vastes les plus prodigieux spectacles du monde
Creator
Courmont Freres, printer
Courier Company, printer
Contributor
Last, Jay T., donor
Date Created and/or Issued
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
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 Japanese aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers, some wearing kimonos, performing acts, with a lower left corner vignette of two men fighting with swords captioned "Exercices de Guerriers," and a lower right vignette of two men fencing, captioned "Escrime Japonaise"; small portrait of P.T. Barnum at upper left and small portrait of J. A. Bailey at upper right; with a French stamp and obscured Barnum and Bailey stamp at upper left.
Probable date based on dates of Barnum & Bailey's European tour from 1897 to 1902; the circus performed France in 1902. "Merveilleuse serie / de / nouveaux tours de / force et d'adresse par une / troupe d'incomparables / jongleurs et acrobates Japonais."--text, lower centered. "(C No. 108)"--text, upper right margin. "Imprimeries / Courmount Freres / 10, Rue Breguet / Paris"--text, bottom left of image. "Authorized / by / The Courier Litho Co. / Buffalo NY"--text, bottom left of image. "Impes. Courmont, Freres, 10, Rue Breguet, Paris"--text, lower left margin. "Reproduction Interdite"--text, lower right margin.
Type
image
Extent
1 lithograph : color printed ; overall 73.66 x 105.09 cm (29 x 41 3/8 in.)
Identifier
priJLC_ENT_000011
385923
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll4/id/1835
Language
English
French
French
Subject
Barnum and Bailey
Advertising--Circus
Aerialists--Japanese--Pictorial works
Aerialists--Pictorial works
Acrobats--Pictorial works
Circus--Europe
Circus owners--Pictorial works
Circus performers--Pictorial works
Circus performers--Japan--Pictorial works
Ethnic costume--Pictorial works
Foreign
Lithographs--Color--1900-1925. (gmgpc)
Circus posters--1900-1910. (gmgpc)
Source
Jay T. Last Collection
Entertainment
Large Size
Circus
The Jay T. Last Collection of Graphic Arts and Social History, Huntington Digital Library

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