Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage sideshow banners

.... sad but somehow intriguing:


... from Carl Hammer Gallery


Altissima said...

"Louise the Armless Marvel" is using an iPad with her feet!

Hey Rube Circus said...

Man, I love this old art. There was a time when sideshow banners were considered cheap, tacky advertising and many were thrown away.
Today, there seems to be a general awareness that these are Americana folk art and we should all be invested in preserving these images.
Thanks for the post!

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