An Original American 1930s/40s Cole Brothers Circus PosterSKU: by Stephanie Connell Art & Antiques
An Original American 1930s/40s Cole Brothers Circus Poster
Circa Date : 1937
Materials : Paper
Colour : red; yellow; blue; black; white
Country of Origin : United States of America
Designer/ made by : Erie Litho & Ptd Co
Condition Report : Very good condition, conservation linen backed some minor restoration to right hand edge.
Size 104 cm H x 66 cm W x cm D Approx weight 1 kg
An original American 1930s/40s Cole Brothers Circus poster, one-sheet format, featuring the high wire act, with tagline 'The Great Grimes- Undisputed Champions of the High Wire, Who Have Made Two Continents Gasp', colour lithographic print by 'Erie Litho & Ptd Co, USA', conservation linen-backed The poster image is based upon a photograph of the German 'Great Gretona' high wire troupe. The Gretona group performed with Cole Brothers circus from 1936-1940 when they remained in the US city of Rochester. It is believed the Great Grimes troupe was a fictional name created as a cover-all for performers in high wire acts with the circus during this time.