Lot 2: - Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth / Bagonghi 1916 37.25 x 27.5in. Strobridge, Cincinnati. Condition B+: creases and wrinkles in margins; restored lower margin. 'Italy's 3 foot high champion rider, pictured here in three different poses each

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August 5, 1998, 2:00 PM EST
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Description: - Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth / Bagonghi 1916 37.25 x 27.5in. Strobridge, Cincinnati. Condition B+: creases and wrinkles in margins; restored lower margin. 'Italy's 3 foot high champion rider, pictured here in three different poses each highlighting his abilities and his diminutive stature. In the foreground (dashingly clad in a dark blue suit, purple waistcoat, red tie and yellow carnation), we see him riding on the head of a beautiful brown horse, holding his hands up in the attention getting pose of a consumate show man In the background he is seen performing aerial contortions and riding feats lettering in red and orange
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August 5, 1998, 2:00 PM EST

New York, NY, US