This fine old poster was found on eBay a while back. It makes a fine example of the unsung heroes of circus lore and legend, the artists. The people that worked for the Litho companies took their exquisite talents and brought a fantasy world to life in forms we could only imagine. I've painted before and have done well although I have painted anything in about twenty years.
As a Circus researcher, the art is something I have NOT studied but have always been mesmerized by. That is one of the HUGE reasons I can't wait to go to the CHS Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio next June 9, 10, and 11th to see the fabulous Strobridge exhibit that will be on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Having over 200 original works of art to display, there will also be historical documentation to accompany it all by some of the leading circus and art Historians in the world. You won't want to miss this one!