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    McKinley & Roosevelt: The Sitting and Former President are Featured on this Spectacular Huge 1903-Dated Barnum and Bailey Circus Poster. One of the most colorful and spectacular posters of this era that we have ever seen. When the circus came to town, it was traditional to mark its arrival with a parade, depicted here. The first "float" features American heroes, including the two most recent presidents along with Uncle Sam, Lincoln, representatives of Lady Liberty, etc. The next wagon carries fairy tale folk, such as Humpty Dumpty and characters from the recently-released and highly popular Wizard of Oz. A third carries comic personalities such as Foxxy Grandpa, with a fourth paying tribute to the "Golden Age of Chivalry." Early circus posters are highly collectable themselves, but this one will appeal to political collectors as well because McKinley and Roosevelt are featured. It has been professionally cleaned and had some minor restoration that we frankly would not even recognize had the seller not disclosed it. The poster displays as near mint and has awesome display appeal. 46" x 38" as expensively custom framed.



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    March, 2008
    1st Saturday
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