18: Barnum & Bailey / Troupe D'Atletes Merveilleux. 189
Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 37 1/8 x 30 in./94.2 x 76.2 cm Strobridge Litho, Cincinnati This 1898 Strobridge design was used by "The World's Largest, Grandest, Best Amusement Institution" for their premiere European tour. Chances are good that the anticipation for their arrival had already grown to sellout proportions, as word of mouth from Germany, the center leg of their triumphant 5-year European juggernaut, most certainly had spread to its French neighbors. If there were any citizens on the fence with regard to attending the three-ring spectacle, this promotion points out that all feats are executed "precisely as represented." This is the French-language version.
B+/ Slight stains at vertical fold.