6 of 8 Items


Searched for the phrase "circus posters" in Subject


Back Back to Results Thumbnails View Enlarged Image Pan and Zoom Add to Selections Purchase Print or Photo Gift Printer-Friendly Version Next

Christy Bros. 5 ring wild animal show circus poster

Image ID: g98f810

Christy Bros. 5 ring wild animal show circus poster ([1919-1930])

Image Details

Image Title

:  Christy Bros. 5 ring wild animal show circus poster

Additional Name(s)

: Riverside Print Co. -- unknown role

Created Date

: [1919-1930]

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 poster : col. ; 71 x 107 cm., on identically-sized linen backing.

Notes

: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) Depicts a large crowd of people walking through rows of cages and pens holding many species of animals in various sizes, including a row of elephants on the right edge, and a rhinoceros and two hippopotamuses, drawn oversized. Note 3.) Edges frayed; several large tears. Note 4.) Illustrated poster for the Christy Brothers traveling circus and wild animal show. Note 5.) Posters & lobby cards Note 6.) The Christy Brothers Circus began in 1910 as Christy's Big Hippodrome Shows but changed to a circus format in 1914. It changed in 1919 to a railroad-car traveling circus, but was devastated by the Great Depression, finally ceasing operations in July, 1930. Note 7.) Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Source

: Circus and magic posters

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 3

Digital ID

: g98f810

Record ID

: 182369

Digital Item Published

: 7-28-2005; updated 3-25-2011

Browse More

Sources, libraries, guides, online catalog

Link

Permalink (click to copy):

Embed this image (click code)







NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the vast collections of The New York Public Library, including drawings, illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.