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Lot 0007
The lot features an original authentic King Bros. and Cristiani Circus framed advertising poster from circa 1950-1953. The rare poster features an outstanding bright colorful graphics of different circus performers including elephants, tigers, horses, etc. The poster reads "King Bros. and Cristiani Combined Circus / World's Largest Circus Parade / Gorgeous Free Street Parade". The bottom of the poster indicates the day and evening performances were held in Martinsburg at Lambert Field". The circus poster shows good overall condition. There is some damage in the loser left corner and the upper left corner is missing as shown. In 1950, Norma Davenport, daughter of Ben Daveport the owner of the Dailey Bros. Circus, married Pete Cristiani. As a wedding gift Davenport gave the couple 5 performing elephants. Pete and Norma joined the rest of the Cristiani family who were working with the King Bros. Circus owned by showman Floyd King. Lucio Cristiani then joined forces with Floyd King and the "King Bros. and Cristiani Circus" was born. The circus showed in the eastern United States and into Canada 1950 until 1952. In 1953 the Cristiani family took their own Cristiani Bros. Circus. Floyd King formed a partnership with Arnold Maley, and reverted to the King Bros Circus titled. The frame measures 38.5" x 44". This is an expensive metal professional framing.


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King Bros. & Cristiani Circus Framed Poster 1950-

Estimate $250 - $500Apr 7, 2018