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Framed Vintage Circus Posters

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Framed Sells-Floto Circus
Sells-Floto Circus
by Vintage Apple Collection
27" x 36"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $310.99
Sale: $155.49
Framed Barnum & Bailey Coney Island Water Carnival
Barnum & Bailey Coney Island Water Carnival
 
22" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $230.99
Sale: $115.49
Framed Trapeze Artists, Barnum & Bailey, 1896
Trapeze Artists, Barnum & Bailey, 1896
 
12" x 15"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $119.99
Sale: $59.99
Framed Join The Circus
Join The Circus
by Color Bakery
33" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $294.99
Sale: $147.49
Framed Poster of Alexander Crystal Seer
Poster of Alexander Crystal Seer
 
11" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $128.99
Sale: $64.49
Framed Carre Circus Chimp
Carre Circus Chimp
by Vintage Apple Collection
32" x 41"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $364.99
Sale: $182.49
Framed Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena, Circus Poster, 1890
Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena, Circus Poster, 1890
 
22" x 26"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $221.99
Sale: $110.99
Framed Chicago World's Fair 1934
Chicago World's Fair 1934
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $179.99
Sale: $89.99
Framed Vintage Circus IV
Vintage Circus IV
by Grace Popp
19" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $174.99
Sale: $87.49
Framed Miraculous Melrosas
Miraculous Melrosas
 
29" x 22"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $229.99
Sale: $114.99
Framed Thurston, Master Magician
Thurston, Master Magician
by Print Collection
42" x 30"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $365.99
Sale: $182.99
Framed Tightrope Walkers French
Tightrope Walkers French
by Vintage Apple Collection
44" x 36"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $416.99
Sale: $208.49
Framed Miss Lietzel Barnum Bailey
Miss Lietzel Barnum Bailey
by Vintage Apple Collection
29" x 36"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $322.99
Sale: $161.49
Framed Frank Robbins Circus
Frank Robbins Circus
by Vintage Apple Collection
31" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $247.99
Sale: $123.99
Framed Circus la Femme Melanite
Circus la Femme Melanite
by Vintage Apple Collection
44" x 32"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $384.99
Sale: $192.49
Framed Cirage Jacquot Archival
Cirage Jacquot Archival
by Vintage Apple Collection
32" x 42"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $369.99
Sale: $184.99
Framed Circus Clown
Circus Clown
by Vintage Lavoie
18" x 26"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $189.99
Sale: $94.99
Framed Howe's Great London Circus
Howe's Great London Circus
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $178.99
Sale: $89.49
Framed Sells Circus
Sells Circus
by Vintage Apple Collection
27" x 20"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $206.99
Sale: $103.49
Framed Bal Etudiants
Bal Etudiants
by Vintage Apple Collection
19" x 25"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $186.99
Sale: $93.49
Framed Poster for a Christmas pantomime of 'Blue Beard'
Poster for a Christmas pantomime of 'Blue Beard'
 
22" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $203.99
Sale: $101.99
Framed Les Grands Cirques Francais
Les Grands Cirques Francais
by Vintage Apple Collection
19" x 41"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $264.99
Sale: $132.49
Framed Nouveau Cirque Coco
Nouveau Cirque Coco
 
22" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $231.99
Sale: $115.99
Framed Poster advertising a psychic performance by the Davenport Brothers, 1865
Poster advertising a psychic performance by the Davenport Brothers, 1865
 
21" x 28"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $199.99
Sale: $99.99
Framed Carnival
Carnival
 
31" x 43"
 
Price: $342.99
Sale: $171.49
Framed Carnevale Viareggio 1927
Carnevale Viareggio 1927
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 22"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $173.99
Sale: $86.99
Framed Last Flight 1929
Last Flight 1929
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 22"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $173.99
Sale: $86.99
Framed Circus 1889
Circus 1889
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 22"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $173.99
Sale: $86.99
Framed Circus 1902
Circus 1902
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $179.99
Sale: $89.99
Framed Cavneval di Alassio
Cavneval di Alassio
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $177.99
Sale: $88.99
Framed Downie Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus
Downie Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 25"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $182.99
Sale: $91.49
Framed Circus 1882 - Bicycle Parachute Act
Circus 1882 - Bicycle Parachute Act
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $177.99
Sale: $88.99
Framed Lady Sword Swallower
Lady Sword Swallower
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 24"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $181.99
Sale: $90.99
Framed Barnum & Bailey Circus
Barnum & Bailey Circus
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 23"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $176.99
Sale: $88.49
Framed Cirque D'Hiver
Cirque D'Hiver
by Vintage Lavoie
19" x 25"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $186.99
Sale: $93.49
Framed Circus 13
Circus 13
by Vintage Lavoie
25" x 19"
+ Multiple Sizes
Price: $184.99
Sale: $92.49
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Framed Vintage Circus Art

The sights and sounds of the circus are in and of themselves great works of art. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the bold colors, dizzying feats, supernatural prowess, and appeal to whimsical fantasy that define circus entertainment would translate so well as pieces of art when framed vintage circus posters are put on display. What once were advertisements seeking to draw crowds to a vacation for the senses become fun, stylized pieces of decor and aesthetic appreciation when revisited as works of art.

One of the most famous circus acts of all time, the travelling partnership of Barnum and Bailey, yields framed vintage circus posters from as far back as 1896. “Trapeze Artists, Barnum and Bailey, 1896” showcases one of their signature features, the death-defying artistry of trapeze gymnasts, in a colorful banner that proclaims their circus the “world’s largest, grandest, best entertainment institution.” Whether true or not, it certainly looks convincing!
Another captivating framed vintage circus poster features an iconic and mysterious figure known as Alexander the Crystal Seer, a vaudeville magician who made the rounds with circuses frequently and dazzled crowds with his apparent abilities of divination. His gaunt visage hovers intriguingly over a dark background, gazing out over his crystal ball and inviting the viewer to look inside—if they dare.

Not only popular in their own right, circuses became a popular subject of media in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. A particularly memorable film by the Marx brothers entitled “At the Circus” yielded an equally memorable poster, with cartoonish renderings of the famed comic trio peeping over a colorful ad with a circus strongwoman and bold, “big top” inspired print.
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