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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.


: 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


: Circus and magic posters


: 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

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