I have been collecting spook show posters for many years now and I think it is time to compile images. Some of these I own and most I don’t, but I am always looking to acquire more. Enjoy, and let me know if you have any you don’t want…

Spook Show & Ghost Show Posters

 

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I will pull mine out of storage and start photographing them, as I have quite a few that I didn’t find in cyberspace.

Vintage Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Posters

A few weeks ago I posted in my VintageOCD blog about a grouping of vintage Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus posters I had come across at a garage sale. They had been stockpiled by the grandson of the gentleman that has printed them in San Francisco in the 1940’s. Unfortunately I arrived late, after a phone call from a picker friend that knows posters are my forte. Some of the styles with giraffes and other animals had already been scooped up. I did, however, lay down the big money for a couple of one-of-a-kinds that nobody else had seen the value in. After striking up a relationship with the owner i followed up a few weeks later and have secured both a 24 Sheet poster and a 16 Sheet poster that were venue-specific for the SF show. I will post pictures of the giant posters soon, but wanted to get the pictures I promised of the rest:

The first on came in 2 sizes (half-sheet and 1 sheet) and is a generic poster for the circus –

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The second is a great 1 sheet of a clown on an elephant –

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The 3rd is a 1 sheet of a hippo –

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Everyone needs a circus clown 1 sheet –

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The next are all 1 sheets but are act-specific and quite rare –

Francis Brunn: a juggler

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The Incredible Unus –

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Mister Mistin Jr. –

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I apologize for the low-light iPhone images. When I get better photos I will make sure to replace these. Anyone who has information on these posters is encouraged to weigh in on this blog.