Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus 1974
Richard Barstow circus poster ("All new 104rd Edition"; "The Greatest Show on Earth"; "24 fantastic acts never before seen in America"; "'Alone in its greatness'"; "Thrilling! Unique! Sensational! Mighty! Stupendous!") featuring great artwork of a lion and tiger. Note that the modern version of the circus started in 1919 when the Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth, a circus created by P. T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey, was merged with the Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. With weakening attendance and high operating costs, the circus closed on May 21st, 2017 after 146 years.