I wonder how much modern signage owes to the design of old circus posters.

An undated circus bill with wood type headlines for The Royal Circus Company opening on Boxing Day, December The circus bill below for the Grand Christmas Ball is dated Both are from Leeds Playbills. A reprint of the poster image above is available here.

Sanger's Circus animals (including elephant) drinking from the River Severn at the English Bridge. The river looks either low or silted.  Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Sanger's Circus animals (including elephant) drinking from the River Severn at the English Bridge. The river looks either low or silted.

Sanger’s Circus Procession Main Street Cockermouth

Sanger’s Circus Procession Main Street Cockermouth

1920 Sanger Circus

1920 Sanger Circus

A.M. Bliss and Company, 'Charlie enjoys a pedicure', late 19th century, Museum no. RP 81/2354

Bliss and Company, 'Charlie enjoys a pedicure', late century, Museum no.

Ashurst Wood Crochet Ladies Yarn Drop remembers every one of war dead by name

Ashurst Wood Crochet Ladies Yarn Drop remembers every one of war dead by name

A postcard sized voloured advert for Barnum and Sanger outfits.

A postcard sized voloured advert for Barnum and Sanger outfits.

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