The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers--America's greatest shows consolidated--Madame Yucca, the female Hercules, the strongest woman on Earth [...]
Madame Yucca lifting weights, people, and animals.
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.