Newport, KY. Donaldson Litho. Company, ca. 1900. Stone lithograph. 42 x 54 in. Near
fine. Item #4883
A superb oversized poster by the venerated commercial printing house. In the absence of
event-specific information, this was likely produced as a salesman’s sample, and would
have likely been printed to order with specific event information to be supplied by the
client, a theory supported by the encompassing, if not generic display of fair life - a tableaux
including an early carnival ride, a Ferris wheel, minstrels, and a carousel.
A masterful multi-color stone lithograph of a circus/carnival midway from over a hundred