Looking for Inspiration: Carnival Ads

circehouse's picture

Hey everyone, I'm working on a summer convention project as a volunteer. I'm looking for old Carnival/Sideshow Advertisements. Anyone have good places to look? I'm looking locally and browsing the internet. Help me out if you can.

Stephen Coles's picture

And a gem I dug up from the LOC a few years ago: Performing Monkeys

malbright's picture

One site I think you'll find quite inspiring can be found at: http://www.circusmuseum.nl

You can also Google "Snap Wyatt" and get a great overview of his work and that of other sideshow banner artists.

pattyfab's picture

This book has a ton of them

http://www.amazon.com/Freaks-Geeks-Strange-Girls-Varndell/dp/086719622X/...

I have an old freakshow poster myself.

HaleyFiege's picture

Flickr has a crazy amount of pools full of carnival posters.

Berg's picture

This site for posters of magician
http://facweb.furman.edu/~rbryson/impimages.html

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