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Raymond & Company’s Menagerie for 1847. Chrysarma. New York: Jared W. Bell, 1847. Elaborate colored poster advertising the menagerie of this little-known circus, the border of the poster filled with woodcuts of the animals the exhibition would feature. The center image depicts a “golden chariot,” a bandwagon, drawn by a team of sixteen horses. Text below announces Herr Driesbach, “The Lord of the Brute Creation.” 44 x 33”. Chipping, browning, stains, losses. Paper backing. Sold as-is. Still, a truly rare relic of the pre-Civil War era in American Circus. Driesbach, the animal trainer here partnered with Raymond, was promoted as a rival of and equal to the famous trainer Van Amburgh. According to Stuart Thayer, for a time, nearly every traveling menagerie in America was in some way controlled or owned (in whole or part) by Raymond.
Raymond & Company’s Menagerie for 1847. Chrysarma.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,400.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Saturday, November 16, 2019.
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