1934 Barnett Bros Circus 3 Sheet Poster Of Cowboy Western Star Harry Carey For SaleVery Rare and wonderful, original 1934, Barnett Brothers Circus, Vertical, Three Sheet Advertising Poster featuring a fantastic portrait of the Hollywood Western Movie Star Harry Carey and his horse "Pico".
To begin with we must stress that this this is an ORIGINAL, 1934 Barnett Bros. Circus poster - it is NOT a reprint, reissue, reproduction, reissue or modern print but the Poster offered here is UNCONDITIONALLY guaranteed original - printed and distributed approx. 80 years ago to advertise a performance of the Barnett Bros Circus featuring Cowboy / Actor Harry Carey!!!!
This outstanding color lithographed Circus Poster measures a whopping approx. 41” x 81” ("three sheet" size Poster). The Poster features a wonderful Image of Carey in the saddle on his famous horse Pico that resembles the type of images seen on Hollywood Western Film Promotional Posters of the period. Text at the top of the Poster reads simply “Barnett Bros. Circus Presents” and text at the bottom reads "Harry Carey / Star of trader Horn / and His Horse Pico".
The Poster dated in period manuscript on the reverse 1934 and is marked "Litho in U.S.A.". It signed by the lithographer in the bottom margin with slugs tha reads "Donaldson Litho Co. Newport, Ky" and "2399 - 3 Sheet Barnett Bros Circus (Harry Carey)".
Western film star Harry Carey was the Eastern-born son of a Bronx judge. Carey's love and understanding of horses and horsemanship was gleaned from watching the activities of New York's mounted policemen of the 1880s. He worked briefly as an actor in stock, then studied law until a bout of pneumonia forced him to quit the job that was paying for his education. He reactivated his theatrical career in 1904 by touring the provinces in "Montana", a play he wrote himself. In 1911, Carey signed with the Bronx-based Biograph film company, playing villain roles for pioneer director D. W. Griffith. Though only in his mid-30s, Carey's face had already taken on its familiar creased, weather-beaten look; it was an ideal face for westerns, as Carey discovered when he signed with Hollywood's Fox Studios. Under the guidance of fledgling director John Ford, Carey made 26 features and two-reelers in the role of hard-riding frontiersman Cheyenne Harry. Throughout the 1920s, Carey remained an audience favorite, supplementing his acting income with occasional scripting, producing and co-directing assignments. At the dawn of the talkie era, Carey had been around so long that he was considered an old-timer, and had resigned himself to playing supporting parts. His starring career was revitalized by the 1931 jungle epic Trader Horn, in which he appeared with his wife Olive Golden. While he still accepted secondary roles in "A" features (he earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as the Vice President in Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ). Harry appeared for a short period of time with the Barnett Bros. Circus (at most for 3 seasons, likely less) following his appearance in “Trader Horn”.
Carey remained in demand during the 1930s as a leading player, notably in the autumnal 1936 western The Last Outlaw and the rugged 1932 serial Last of the Mohicans. In 1940, Carey made his belated Broadway debut in Heavenly Express, following this engagement with appearances in Ah, Wilderness (1944) and But Not Goodbye (1944). Though Carey and director John Ford never worked together in the 1930s and 1940s, Ford acknowledged his indebtedness to the veteran actor by frequently casting Harry Carey Jr. (born 1921), a personable performer in his own right, in important screen roles. When Carey Sr. died in 1948, Ford dedicated his film Three Godfathers to Harry's memory. A more personal tribute to Harry Carey Sr. was offered by his longtime friend John Wayne; in the very last shot of 1955's The Searchers, Wayne imitated a distinctive hand gesture that Harry Carey had virtually patented in his own screen work.
This very rare and striking, original early 20th century Barnett Bros. Circus Advertising Poster displays in good to very good condition - the colors are bright and vibrant with no soiling, staining, fading or discoloration to the massive sheet. The Poster does however have physical flaws including a strong vertical and strong horizontal creases (as issued) with associated wear and loss at the folds. There are a few small areas of paper loss as can be seen in the scans below and there has been preliminary repairs and reinforcement on the reverse using archival materials and techniques. The Poster is an excellent candidate for a professional repair and restoration and with some quality work it will be an extremely impressive display piece. We have been unable to find any examples of Posters from the Barnett Bros. Circus featuring Harry Carey and we believe this large size and very impressive Three Sheet Poster to be exceptionally rare if not unique.
A very rare and wonderful, 1934 Barnett Brothers Circus, Vertical, Three Sheet Advertising Poster featuring a fantastic portrait of the Hollywood Western Movie Star Harry Carey and his horse "Pico" and a fantastic addition to any collection!!
Please Note: This is an original, 1934 Circus Poster. It is NOT a reprint, reproduction, restrike or modern printing but an original Poster, printed and distributed approx 80 years ago to advertise the appearance of Harry Carey in the Barnett Bros. Circus!!
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