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Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art

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Step right up! The show's about to begin with this mesmerizing, full color collection of outrageous banners from the heyday of traveling circus sideshows. See the giant Alaskan king crab! Marvel at the Bearded Lady! Look, if you dare, at the Dog-Faced Boy! Watch the Woman Changing to Stone! Circus sideshows from the turn of the century through the 1950s boasted unbelievable freaks of nature, incredible transformations, and death defying acts — and the brazen banners that drew in the crowds were as colorful and intriguing as the lurid attractions themselves. For collectors and nostalgia buffs, as well as the merely curious, Freak Show celebrates this unique American commercial folk art phenomenon with vivid photographs of authentic banners highlighting the genre's most memorable examples, the artists who created them, and the unusual people and bizarre creatures they immortalized.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811807074
Subtitle:
(sideshow banner art )
With:
Bosker, Gideon
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Folk Art
Subject:
Commercial - Advertising
Subject:
Primitive
Subject:
Folk art -- United States.
Subject:
Carnival banners -- United States.
Subject:
Carnival banners
Series Volume:
L
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
Trade Paper
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96 p.
Dimensions:
7.10x9.13x.43 in. .87 lbs.

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