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Poster

Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    ca.1929 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    W.E. Berry Ltd (printers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography on paper

  • Museum number:

    S.231-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Poster advertising The Great Carmo's Circus and Menagerie, ca. 1929.

Similar to many other forms of circus advertising, this hanging card uses bright colours and dynamic images to sell its attractions.

Australian-born magician and juggler, Carmo, whose real name was Henry Cameron, began his career as a strong man before moving to England and entering the world of magic. He began his own circus in the 1920s, where he presented spectacular illusions to complement the main show of animal and circus acts. The circus was destroyed by fire shortly before World War II.

Physical description

Poster advertising 'The Great Carmo Circus and Menagerie' with colour illustration of a clown.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (printed)

Date

ca.1929 (printed)

Artist/maker

W.E. Berry Ltd (printers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography on paper

Dimensions

Height: 40 cm, Width: 27.5 cm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising The Great Carmo's Circus and Menagerie, ca. 1929

Materials

Card; Lithographic ink; String

Techniques

Colour lithography

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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