The John Robinson Circus toured for 69 years, from 1842-1911. It was one of the longest family-owned circuses in the United States. This circus poster is titled "John Robinson's $25,000 Challenge Feature: Mr. Louis Cyr, Strongest Man on Earth, Assisted by the French Hercules, Horace Barr." The text on the left reads, "Lifts 4,300 pounds, engaged at the princely salary of $2,000 a week, positively first appearance with any circus in the world." Various scenes on the poster illustrate their outstanding strength, such as Cyr lifting 25 men at once and Barre supporting an elephant on a platform. The very colorful circus poster was originally printed as a chromolithograph ca. 1898.
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