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Auction History Result

6a169 HOBART'S BIG UNITED CIRCUS ACTS linen circus poster circa 1906, art of chimps in chariot race!

Date Sold 7/16/2009
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An Original Vintage Linenbacked Circus Poster (measures 27" x 41") (Learn More)

Hobart's Big United Circus, the circa 1906 circus poster that reads, "Price Valley County Fair", "September 16 - 17 -18", "Sensational Event Of The Best Show In The World", "American Show Print Milwaukee, Co. 5298", and features a great artwork image of chimps wearing Roman togas and having a chariot race with white and black horses, and other images of chimps boxing and acting like humans, plus performing horses. Note that the poster is undated, but the printing company was one that we have seen on early 1900s posters, and the poster appears to be from that vintage. If anyone knows more about this poster, please e-mail us and we will post it here.
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Condition: very good. The poster was never folded. There were some creases, tears, and smudges around the edges of the poster and a 3" tear in the upper center of the poster, in the background area. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was pretty well backed, but it was backed onto a very thin linen, and little restoration was performed.
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