Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 2010

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Barnum & Bailey Circus poster
A poster from 1900 for the Barnum & Bailey Circus, an American circus company founded by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum, who both had separate circus companies that merged in 1881. After Barnum's death in 1891, Bailey became the sole owner. When Bailey himself died in 1905, the circus was purchased by the Ringling brothers, who ran the competing Ringling Brothers Circus. In 1919, the two companies merged and continue to perform today as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.Poster: Strobridge Litho. Co.; Restoration: Lise Broer

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