Two (2) Items – TN Circus Broadside and German Newspaper. 1st item: Scarce Nashville Circus Broadside, double sided, published by Hatch Show Print, circa 1905. Advertises the Nashville Athletic Club Society Circus including The Menagerie: lions, elephants and giraffes, The Big Show: Arab Acrobats, Mademoiselle Tapioca; the Hippodrome, Human Chariot Races, A Military Pageant of the Intrepid Nashville Grays; Side Show including the Fat Lady, Strong Man and the Bearded Lady, The Living Skeleton (man 6 feet tall and weighing 32 pounds). Broadside also notes that Lemonade is "not genuine without our trademark" and "Peanuts were fresh last season." Black and white illustrations on both sides, with Hatch Show Print in lower left corner each side and in the corner of the main illustration. 26" H x 10 1/2" W. Note: Hatch Show Print, established in Nashville in 1879, is one of the oldest letterpress operations in America. 2nd item: German language broadside, published Nashville, Tennessee, April 1871, Vol. 1 "Jahrgong 1" (Year 1). Single sided, with illustrated masthead of an American flag above a cannon and German flag to the right; headline reads "Fest Ezitung: Der Deutchen Ehrentag" or Festival or Celebration of the German Anniversary. Mentioned in the text is a reference to Nashville photographer C.C. Giers, lower far right column. He is listed as the Chief Marshall of the General Committe of the festival. 19 1/2" H x 12" W. CONDITION: 1st item: Very fragile and in need of restoration. Near full tear to center, tears along vertical fold lines (largest 3"), tear at left lower margin 2", but most graphics remain intact. Some pencil drawings to lower margin one one side. Some wear and losses to edges. Overall even toning. 2nd item: Toning and light spotting, some edge wear and losses.
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