Old Circus Poster – Barre Vermont

They found more old posters on the south east side of the building that is being torn down on North Main Street in Barre. These posters are about a circus coming to town back in the late 1800’s. It’s amazing that the color has survived for over 120 years! The circus poster is much bigger than the Wild West one on the north west side. There are least 6 layers of other posters underneath. Preserving them will most likely not happen because they are fragile and the contractor has a deadline (permit) to finish the job by 12/03 or the city will apply penalties. I hope to keep up the effort to capture as much as I can before they are all gone.

 

piece of old circus poster

part of an old poster

 

wild west poster

Battle scene of a soldier firing his gun at Indians

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