Circus Poster Exhibition in Cincinatti

The Amazing American Circus Poster
February 26, 2011 – July 10, 2011Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art 

Strobridge Lithographing Company
Living Pair of Full Grown Hippopotomi.  

Organized by Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Kristin Spangenberg, The Amazing American Circus Poster features 80 circus posters created between 1878 and 1939, along with materials related to circus advertising.

Cincinnati-based Strobridge Lithographing Company, which created all the posters in this exhibition, and became the leading printer for the major

The Children's Favorite Clown Poster

circuses of this time. The posters designed and printed by Strobridge were unrivaled for their quality, and contain a detailed portrait of the American circus in its “Golden Age,” when it flourished as a vital institution for cultural entertainment in this country.

For some other good circus poster info, check out the following sites:

http://www.bobbrooke.com/circusposter.htm

Circus Museum of the Netherlands

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