Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world
Circus poster showing cowboys rounding up cattle and portrait of Col. W.F. Cody on horseback.
Copyright by Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
Equestrian equipment and Horse Race Images.
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.