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Object ID 001864

Object Name Ringling Bros.& Barnum & Baily Circus ad

Object Desc Print advertisement for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Baily Cirus featuring the Great Alzanas. Red background with graphic of two men on tightrope one on a bicycle with two women hanging from it

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002036

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

Object Date

Start Year Range 1945

End Year Range 1950s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Ringling Bros & Barnum &Bailey,circuses,Ringling Bros.,Barnum & Bailey,advertising,posters,signs,Greatest Show on Earth,Great Alzanas,

Title Ringling Bros.& Barnum & Baily Circus ad

Description Print paper advertisement pasted on cardboard with plastic sheeting over it. Black tape around edges. Sign has red background. At top left is text "Ringling Bros / and / Barnum & Baily" At lower edge center is text "The Great / Alzanas / World Renowed / High Wire Daredevils". Large graphic of man at left walking up tightrope. At upper right corner is man on bicycle with two women hanging from trapeze underneath. At left edge near corner is graphic of globe with text "The Greatest Show on Earth" At lower right coner is maker's mark backward "F" and "F"


Approx Collection Date

Height 21.25

Length 0

Width 27.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Ringling Bros & Barnum & Baily Circus

Maker Details See Notes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2036



Date MAR 28,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes Needs attention and conservation. Encased in plastic sheeting cardboard back that is not original or archival. Seems to be pieces of newspaper taped with cellophane tape on back - causing discoloration and damage. Holes in corners and at top and bottom. Overall, paper is yellowed and discolored. Red coloring is faded. Vertical crease at center and horizontal creases at center and lower 1/2 of sign. Tears throughout sign on edges and in middle of paper. At top edge to right of center there is a tear about 3" long vertically that is taped over with cellophane tape, same at right about 6" from edge at just below center. At lower edge at center and to the left more tears with tape. At left edge at center, tear at horizontal crease with tape. Cellophane tape is afixing paper to cardboard backing. Back tape on exterior is loose at lower left edge and corner. Plastic sheeting is scratched. Back side of object is worn with light scratches in cardboard. Teal tape along bottom and at right.


Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin



Date MAR 28,2014