A sampling of colorful ads from a Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus souvenir program from their 91st season of entertainment in 1961. This program is so huge in overall size that the full-page singles, and double page spreads wouldn't even begin to fit on my scanner... I apologize for the somewhat less than stellar photos taken with my crummy camera instead. (And please, no jokes about the cute pink elephant on the cover giving the kid a BJ.)
Wow the Chase & Sanborn Coffee lion is really cool. Circus programs! I wonder what kickass thing I haven't thought of in thirty years will surface in your collection of neat stuff next?
That Colgate ad is like looking at a perfectly arranged tray of shiny, hard candy. Graphic design at its finest!
>I wonder what kickass thing I haven't thought of in thirty years will surface in your collection of neat stuff next?
Haha, just you wait and see!
>Graphic design at its finest!
I agree... my personal favorite here is the Jell-O ad with the indian puppets. I LOVE puppets! Speaking of, has anyone seen this amazing bit of forgotten puppetry? http://belatednerd.com/sid-marty-kroffts-world-of-topless-puppets/
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