An original American 1930s/40s Cole Brothers Circus poster
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
Dimensions: 27 inches x 41 inches (658 x 1041 mm), unframed
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.
Condition report: This poster is in overall good condition, linen-backed and with restoration to right hand edge.