Antique Vintage Showman’s Fairground Advertising Painted Canvas Beautiful Marie The Giant School Girl Sideshow Sign/Signage Attraction Circa 1890


A completely one of a kind antique travelling Showman’s fair/circus/sideshow advertisement/signage attraction for “Beautiful Marie The Giant School Girl” This fabulous piece of circus history would of hung at the entrance of the sideshow in the showground. Similar to PT Barnums Bearded Lady the world of travelling entertainment, brought spectacle to vast audiences across Britain, American and Europe in the 19th and early 20th century. From big tops to carnivals, fairgrounds and dime museums, this is a rare piece of social history that would of intrigued and fascinated audiences of thousands looking for the weird wonderful and macabre.

Large in size measuring 12ft long x 9ft wide. We love this unique and rare piece of fairground advertising. Painted onto thick canvas dating from around 1870.

As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.