November 20-21, 2019 Coin-Op & Advertising
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This is an original circus or side show banner "Little Joe of the Fat World" by Fred G. Johnson, a prolific sideshow banner artist whose career spanned 65 years. His banner paintings were displayed at the Chicago World's Fair of 1933, called "A Century of Progress", and by circuses such as Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey, and Clyde Beatty. He has been called the "Picasso" of circus art. These bright and colorful banners drew in the crowd with the mystery of circus excitement and surprise. Johnson is considered to be among the top in his field. This large 18" by 7" poster dates to the period and is signed by the artist as well as "Oh Henry Tent & Awning Co.". It is in original condition with some repairs to the canvas, and the eyelets used for hanging. A fantastic survivor. Last offered for sale at Guerney's Coney Island Auction in 1988.

This is not a standard shippable item and will require 3rd party shipping or pickup arrangements to be made.

Condition: (Good).

Item Dimensions: 94" x 240".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,300.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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