1940s Original British Circus Poster

1940s Original British Circus Poster

Date: 1940s
Size:  40 x 30 inches
Notes: Poster, Lithograph
Artist: Anonymous
Information: For more details, please call 514 656 3301

About The Poster:  This poster for a circus was printed by the British print shop Willsons Show Printers in Leicester, England. Still operating today, the company describes their history as : "Willsons have demonstrated vision and drive since our beginnings in the 1860s as furniture makers, who also carved wooden blocks for printing elaborate posters. Willsons became the premier poster printers in pre-war England, producing cinema posters and running a successful billboard posting business.

Changes in the law in the 1950s saw many billboards outlawed. Coupled with the introduction of televisions this change all but destroyed the cinema business, forcing Willsons to restructure to move forward.
Willsons Printers then split into two companies. In the 1960s Willsons Printers Leicester stayed with poster printing. Willsons Printers Nottingham moved into the commercial market and became Willsons Printers (Nottingham) Ltd, a separate company, buying other print companies, mostly integrated into Willsons Printers (Newark) and Willsons Printers (Grimsby)."

The poster is unlined and in good condition. Bottom right corner is folded and the edges have small wrinkles but overall the poster is in good shape and would benefit from being framed.