YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

POSTERS: MONTAGE

TO SHOW THE PUBLIC THE VARIETY OF ATTRACTIONS ON THE SHOW, THEY PUT OUT POSTERS DEPICTING HUGE "MIX-MASTER" DISPLAYS, I DISCOVERED LOOKING THROUGH SOME OF THE OLD PROGRAMS, SOME OF THOSE DISPLAYS WERE REAL!










I DON'T KNOW WHO COPIED WHO BUT I THINK ZALLEE PREDATED CRISTIANI!
COMMENT FROM CHRIS BERRY
Regarding the Zallee and Cristiani poster - in order to find the answer you have to go back a little futher still. The original concept for this poster (with animals and performers among the letters CIRCUS) dates back to about 1920 when Sells Floto used this design - produced by the famed Strobridge Litho co. The final season that Hagenbeck Wallace toured (1938) they used some paper - including this design - produced by Temple Litho Co of Mason City Iowa. Temple became Central Show Print and this stock design was used by Bud Anderson, Dailey Bros and a number of other shows. Zallee used it in the late 1940s. Cristiani in the 50s.

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Blogger Chris Berry said...

Regarding the Zallee and Cristiani poster - in order to find the answer you have to go back a little futher still. The original concept for this poster (with animals and performers among the letters CIRCUS) dates back to about 1920 when Sells Floto used this design - produced by the famed Strobridge Litho co. The final season that Hagenbeck Wallace toured (1938) they used some paper - including this design - produced by Temple Litho Co of Mason City Iowa. Temple became Central Show Print and this stock design was used by Bud Anderson, Dailey Bros and a number of other shows. Zallee used it in the late 1940s. Cristiani in the 50s.

11/21/2008 2:40 PM  

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