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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Lithograph Poster

Auction:
2521M
Lot:
62
Sold for:
$563

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Auction:
Discovery - 2521M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 13, 2010 2:00PM

Description:

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Lithograph Poster, c. 1942, Hartford, Connecticut, with added location banner, overall 37 x 42 in. N.B. On July 6, 1944, the Barbour St. show grounds in Hartford, Connecticut, was the scene of the tragic Great Hartford Circus Fire. 135 people lost their lives when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus tent caught fire. It would be more than 30 years before Ringling Bros. would return to Hartford, but never to the Barbour St. show grounds.
Estimate $300-500

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Ringling Bros., Connecticut, Barnum, Circuses, Hartford, Connecticut, Performing arts, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

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