[Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below]
Bella C. Landauer collection.
Appears to be one sheet from a larger poster.
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1964:R1.
Hot Air Baloons and Gas Baloons
Circus performers, shows, posters and lithographs. Modern travelling circus started in the early 1800s. Circus advertising used to draw crowds - there were only one or two performances per circus stop. Many ads were simple woodblock prints mentioning the name of the circus, the price of admission. Later, in the early 20th century, colorful, fanciful custom designs of leaping animals, clowns, and ringmasters became standard for circus posters.
Retro-Futurism and Vintage [Science] Fiction Images Collection