Thursday, July 31, 2008

Frank Buck with the Big Show (From Chris Berry)

These lithos were created by Strobridge to promote Frank Buck's appearance (and the spec "Nepal") with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey in 1938. Incidentally, the poster with the Patterson, New Jersey date tag on June 25, 1938 were for shows that were never played, with the show having been shut down on June 22 by labor issues in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Frank Buck was also part of the "Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Stupendous New Features" that joined Al G. Barnes and Sells-Floto in Redfield, South Dakota on July 11 - finishing out the season in Sarasota on November 27.

-Chris Berry