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Original Wood Carved Carnival Midway Poster Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
carnival midway scene. Games, carnival rides and acrobats. Carved with incredible detail, please see photos
Category

Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Circa 1950s French Childs Carnival/Circus Prop Chair
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful whimsical circa 1950s French Childs Carnival and/or Circus prop chair. Carved parts
Category

Vintage 1930s French Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Early 20th Century Leather Clown Shoes Popeio Carnival Fairground Circus
Located in Lowestoft, GB
the clown known as Popeio, who worked with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. They
Category

Early 20th Century Belgian Edwardian Carnival Art

Materials

Leather

Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very early American circus or carnival Sideshow Banner, circa 1890-1900. Fantastic paint detail
Category

Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

Early 20th C Robert Lakin & Co Fairground Carnival Circus Pillars Edwin Hall
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A truly fantastic group of totally original untouched decorative fairground pillars by the infamous Robert J Lakin Company of 67 Besley Street, Streatham, London The pillars are h...
Category

Early 20th Century English Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

19th Century American Traveling Circus Carousel or Circus Wagon Carvings
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Pair of American 19th century circus wagon or traveling carousel three-dimensional wood carved
Category

Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Early 20th Century Circus Banner
Located in Brecht, BE
For magician and circus lovers. This early 20th century circus banner. Hand painted on canvas.
Category

Early 20th Century British Carnival Art

Materials

Linen

  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
  • Early 20th Century Circus Banner
H 33.47 in W 72.84 in D 0.4 in
Pair of Glass Optical Distortion Carnival Fairground Mirrors Concave and Convex
Located in Lowestoft, GB
considering the nature of a travelling circus/fairground, there is also some very minor oxidisation/pitting to
Category

Early 20th Century English Carnival Art

Materials

Glass, Pine

American Sideshow Wondercade Circus Banner Signed J. Sigler
By Sigler Studios
Located in Santa Monica, CA
A personal favorite! 15 1/2 feet tall. American "Wondercade" sideshow banner. Painted and signed by J. Sigler. One of the great American sideshow banner artists. Death defying! This ...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

Circus Poster by Ringling Bros., circa 1971, Portraying Six Seated Clowns
Located in Incline Village, NV
This bright and colorful circus poster depicts six seated clowns with their backs to the audience
Category

Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Circus Poster by Ringling Bros., circa 1971, "Clown Standing over Tents"
Located in Incline Village, NV
This highly animated, bright and colorful circus poster portrays a fabulous looking clown in white
Category

Vintage 1970s Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Circus Poster by Ringling Bros, circa 1971 "Buffalo Bill’s Wild West"
Located in Incline Village, NV
This bright and colorful, action packed circus poster portrays the quintessential Buffalo Bill
Category

Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

Equestrian Circus Poster by Ringling Bros Ca. 1971 Featuring "Miss Helen Girard"
Located in Incline Village, NV
There is a lot going on in this equestrian themed, bright and colorful circus poster portraying
Category

Vintage 1970s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paper

"500 LB Lady, " Colorful and Charming WPA-Era Carnival Scene by Lincoln
Located in Philadelphia, PA
with circuses and carnivals in this period, capturing the public and private moments of clowns, trapeze
Category

Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Paintings

Child’s Wood Carousel Horse with Polychrome, Mohair, and Horse Hair, c. 1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
eight different colors. Matte buttercream body serves as a perfect canvas for the circus-like palette of
Category

Vintage 1920s American American Craftsman Carnival Art

Materials

Brass, Metal

Original Wood Carved SHOW Majorette Letterpress Triangle Poster Company
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved circus or carnival SHOW letterpress with wonderful and graphic carved majorette
Category

Early 20th Century Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Antique Early Gambling Folk Art Gaming Device, Holtz
Located in Forney, TX
carnivals, casino, traveling country fair, amusement parks, boardwalk game boards, circus shows, fundraiser
Category

Antique 19th Century Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Metal, Iron

1950s Balloon Ashtray Dish Yellow Stoneware Pottery Tent Circus Carnival Italy
By Marcello Fantoni
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Subtle Oval-shaped Ashtray with a Hot Air Balloon / Circus Carnival. No markings, just a small
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Stoneware

Antique Atlas Strongman Iron Circus Dumbbell 65 Pounds Vintage Carnival Relic
Located in Hyattsville, MD
, at point of purchase I was told it came from a Circus.
Category

Vintage 1920s American Industrial Sports Equipment and Memorabilia

Materials

Iron

Litho Circus Poster, Clown and Circus Scenes, Willsons Leicester
Located in Antwerp, BE
traces. Vintage Wall Decoration Theme Circus - Clowns - Carnival - Carnival Art - Fairground
Category

Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Posters

Materials

Paper

Mid-Century Framed Oil on Canvas Painting by Walter Krawiec
Located in Dallas, TX
particular interest in painting circuses and carnivals, and his vibrant images of Ringling Brothers and other
Category

Mid-20th Century American Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Giltwood

Antique Circus Snake Charmers Bench or Chaise Lounge
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Rare and remarkable bench or chaise lounge once used in a circus or carnival crafted in pine with
Category

Early 20th Century American Edwardian Benches

Materials

Pine

"Carnival in Manchester, " Atmospheric, WPA-Era Painting with Carousel by Gernand
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Gernand's "Circus" painting in the Phillips Collection is strongly reminiscent of "Carnival in Manchester
Category

Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Paint

Hunt Brother Circus & Wild West Show Three-Sheet Broadside, circa 1900-1910
Located in York County, PA
of “3319.” Riverside produced a plethora of material for menageries, circuses, carnivals, and the
Category

Early 20th Century American Posters

Materials

Paper

"Male Nude with Banner and Pole, " Rare Midcentury Painting by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
exotic environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque setting. This richly
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Paint

"Trio, " Rare and Early Oil Painting of Three Nudes in Surreal Landscape by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque setting. He would depict one or several male
Category

Vintage 1950s American Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Rare 19th Century Cast Iron Court Jester Folk Art Hanging Sculpture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
joker. This folky cast sculpture looks like it was something from the carnival or circus but it was the
Category

Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Iron

Bijan Studio on Top of the World Bronze Alabaster Sculpture Mid-Century Modern
By Bijan
Located in Miami, FL
an Alabaster Stone Base. Due to age and use the bronze has spotting and tarnish to it. The Circus
Category

Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Animal Sculptures

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze, Enamel

"Three Men in Tatters, " Surrealist Painting with Semi-Nude Figures by Lear
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
exotic environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque setting. A contemporary
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

"Seated Male Figure, Beachside, " Early Drawing by John B. Lear with Cabana
By John B. Lear
Located in Philadelphia, PA
environments such as the circus, carnival, deserted beach, or Dali-esque setting. A contemporary of Paul Cadmus
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Drawings

Materials

Paper

"Applause for the Acrobat, " Extraordinary Art Deco Painting on Silk, Paris
Located in Philadelphia, PA
in Paris, this remarkable scene shows a circus or carnival acrobat at the center, his legs contorted
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Paintings

Materials

Silk

Iron Rug with Anchor Medallion Vintage Bidjar, circa 1960's
Located in Milwaukee, WI
and everyone else you know can roll around on this, as it can take a carnival and circus all at the
Category

20th Century Rugs

Materials

Wool

19th C. Popcorn Maker Figural "Toasty Roasty" American, Circa 1893, Rare
Located in Incline Village, NV
, carnivals, circus events, and street fairs. Smaller wagons were hand pulled while larger wagons were horse
Category

Antique 1890s American Victorian Toys

Materials

Iron

1950s Circus or Carnival Ball and Chain
Located in Chicago, IL
1950's Circus/Carnival Ball & Chain. Chain L 33"
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Carved Carousel Jumper Horse Carnival Circus
By Charles Looff Or C.W. Parker
Located in Lenox, MA
This gorgeous carousel horse once belonged to a summer camp in Glen Spey, NY. The camp owners acquired the whole merry-go-round in 1940 at an auction. It is attributed to Charles Loo...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Pine

Hand Painted Carnival Steps
Located in Toronto, ON
This colorful pair of stairs were used as temporary steps for carnival or perhaps a circus. Highly
Category

Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Paint, Wood

  • Hand Painted Carnival Steps
  • Hand Painted Carnival Steps
  • Hand Painted Carnival Steps
  • Hand Painted Carnival Steps
H 12 in W 20 in D 20 in
Mankillers Circus Banner
By Snap Wyatt
Located in Toronto, ON
Vibrantly colored circus promotional banner featuring python and jungle maidens.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Circus Peanuts Banner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Wonderful and hugely scaled Circus Peanuts banner from the 40s !
Category

Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

Materials

Cotton

  • Circus Peanuts Banner
  • Circus Peanuts Banner
  • Circus Peanuts Banner
  • Circus Peanuts Banner
H 53 in W 66 in
Pair of Folding Wrought Iron and Tole Circus Lions
Located in Stamford, GB
A possibly unique pair of folding wrought iron and tole circus lions, believed to have flanked the
Category

Mid-20th Century English Primitive Carnival Art

Materials

Metal, Iron

Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
Located in Aurora, OR
These vintage circus flags come from the days of the Ringling, Barnum, and Bailey Big Top Circus
Category

Mid-20th Century Carnival Art

  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
  • Vintage Circus Tent Flag, Bailey
H 62.5 in W 78 in D 0.25 in
Painted 'Rhinoceros' Circus Carousel Section
Located in Vancouver, BC
Ca. 1890 Hand painted late 19th century section of a circus carousel or out building depicting a
Category

Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

Pair of American Carousel Medallions by King Amusement
By King Amusement Company
Located in Dallas, TX
King Amusement Co., Mt. Clemens, Michigan, a well-known manufacturer of Carnival, Circus and Arcade
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Carnival Art

Materials

Metal

Vintage Hand-Painted Sideshow Canvas
Located in Aurora, OR
This original traveling circus canvas is handpainted and features one of the all-time classics of
Category

20th Century Other Carnival Art

Materials

Canvas

  • Vintage Hand-Painted Sideshow Canvas
  • Vintage Hand-Painted Sideshow Canvas
  • Vintage Hand-Painted Sideshow Canvas
  • Vintage Hand-Painted Sideshow Canvas
H 60 in W 47 in D 0.25 in
Giant Pair of Carnival Paul Bunyan Boots
Located in San Francisco, CA
A vintage folksy pair of carnival /circus lumberjack style boots as found. looks to once have wood
Category

20th Century American Collectibles and Curiosities

Dollar Sign with "Carnival Cap" LED Lights
By Gods Own Junkyard
Located in London, GB
God's Own Junkyard designed Neon Artwork. Dollar Sign with "Carnival Cap" LED
Category

21st Century and Contemporary English Decorative Art

Strong, Graphic Penny Toss Board
Located in Sheffield, MA
Carnival con game. The penny toss was popular in arcades, carnivals and circuses suckering in
Category

Vintage 1940s American Game Boards

  • Strong, Graphic Penny Toss Board
  • Strong, Graphic Penny Toss Board
  • Strong, Graphic Penny Toss Board
  • Strong, Graphic Penny Toss Board
H 48.5 in W 48.5 in D 1 in
"Circus and Carnival Performers" by Lucile Blanch
By Lucile Blanch
Located in Wiscasset, ME
This was a painted panel utilized in an artist created carousel featured in the Woodstock Library Fair circa 1950s. See included image.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Paintings

Original Wood Carved Circus Letterpress For Three Color Poster
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great trio of wood carved letterpress for printing a single three color circus poster. Very
Category

Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

Carnival Or Circus Glass Eyed Tiger Head
Located in Santa Monica, CA
paint surface. Presented on original black painted wood shield mount. Likely a circus or carnival piece
Category

Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Papier Mâché, Paper

Rare "Cheating At Poker" Carnival or Circus Sideshow Banner
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 20th century sideshow banner with an extremely unusual subject matter. Painted and signed by E. J. Hayden & Co Inc, Studios, 106-110 Bway, Bklyn, NY.
Category

Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Iron

1930s American Painted Circus Canvas Carnival Strange Girls Freakshow Sideshow
Located in Haarlem, NL
Antique American hand painted circus carnival canvas or banner to announce a sideshow with "Strange
Category

Early 20th Century Central American Folk Art Carnival Art

Materials

Leather, Canvas

Carnival Poster
Located in Surrey, BC
Paper circus act poster mounted on thin board. Very rare with some stains, but with good color and
Category

Antique 19th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Wood, Paper

  • Carnival Poster
  • Carnival Poster
  • Carnival Poster
  • Carnival Poster
H 42 in W 28 in
Carnival Strongman's Barbell
Located in Seattle, WA
Wacky American Carnival or Circus Barbell made of steel rod and red-painted spheres. Practical
Category

Early 20th Century American Carnival Art

Materials

Steel

  • Carnival Strongman's Barbell
  • Carnival Strongman's Barbell
  • Carnival Strongman's Barbell
  • Carnival Strongman's Barbell
H 6 in W 33 in D 6 in
Giant "Wild Animal Circus" Original Circus Poster Letterpress
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Graphic wood carved circus poster letterpress. Carved by the Neal Walters Poster Company in
Category

Vintage 1940s American Carnival Art

Wooden Circus Elements
Located in Culver City, CA
Large primitive wooden blocks with beautiful patina and original paint.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Carnival Art

Materials

Wood

  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
  • Wooden Circus Elements
H 67 in W 12 in D 8 in
Original Wood Carved Letterpress Carnival Scene
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved carnival scene letterpress wood block. Made in 1937 by the Neal Walters poster
Category

Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Original Wood Carved Letterpress Carnival Scene
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved carnival scene letterpress wood block. Made in 1937 by the Neal Walters poster
Category

Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Orgininal Wood Carved Letterpress Carnival Scene
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Large hand carved carnival scene letterpress wood block. Made by the Neal Walters poster company
Category

Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

Pair of Glass Distortion Carnival Fairground Mirrors Concave and Convex
Located in Lowestoft, GB
considering the nature of a travelling circus, there is also some very minor oxidisation/pitting to the mirror
Category

20th Century English Carnival Art

Materials

Optical Glass, Pine

Original Seils-Sterling Circus Poster
Located in Peekskill, NY
well known for her heel catching trick. This wonderful circus poster for the Seils-Sterling
Category

Vintage 1930s American Carnival Art

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Find many varieties of an authentic circus and carnival available at 1stDibs. Each circus and carnival for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and animal skin. There are many kinds of the circus and carnival you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A circus and carnival is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Folk Art styles are sought with frequency. A well-made circus and carnival has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Fred G. Johnson, Lucile Blanch and O. Henry Tent and Awning Co. are consistently popular.

How Much is a Circus And Carnival?

Prices for a circus and carnival start at $600 and top out at $28,500 with the average selling for $1,800.
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