Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner For Sale
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Vintage Late 19th Century Canvas Circus Carnival Midway Folk Art Sideshow Banner


Very early American circus or carnival Sideshow Banner, circa 1890-1900. Fantastic paint detail. Great example of American folk art banner painting. The Great American African Camel Back Horse and Two Headed Calf. Signed by Union Sign Co., Uniontown PA. Great subject matter. Heavy tent canvas with what appears to be an original wood dowel for hanging. Old hand sewn repairs and some old tape on the reverse.


  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Some tears throughout banner. Very sturdy condition and great wall handing. Some old mended repairs. Condition as expected for a banner exposed to the elements and transported between sideshows and carnivals since the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 144 in. x W 168 in. x D 2 in.H 365.76 cm x W 426.72 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Santa Monica, CA
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