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1948 Original Serigraph Moeller Ringling Circus Wagon Floral Scroll Art Red DAW1

1948 Original Serigraph Moeller Ringling Circus Wagon Floral Scroll Art Red DAW1

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This is an original 1948 two-color serigraph of a geometrical floral scroll motif inspired by a Columbia Moeller Brothers' circus bandwagon that was owned by the Cole Brothers' Circus at the time of this publication. The wagon was originally made by the Ringling Brothers in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in the 1880s and was carved and decorated with animals, flowers, and female figure forms.

Period Paper has obtained an interesting and rare collection of serigraphs (a silk-screen process) deaccessioned from a major Wisconsin library with interesting historical design and decor motifs from the 19th century. Many of the designs of alien origin here have their counterparts in American design today. In this collection you will find a variety of implemented designs in different media portrayed Ñ carved and painted wood, cast and wrought iron, beadwork, embroidery, needlepoint, appliquŽ, quill work, pottery, rug making and even Easter egg coloring. These designs were obviously influenced by a wide variety of settlers of Wisconsin, including members of the the three largest Indian tribes. These original serigraphs would look stunning framed, and their color saturation is exceptional.


This 63+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that this art board was held in a collection by a Wisconsin Library and was recently deaccessioned. A few marks may exist on the verso but in no way impact the original art on the front of the board.

  • Product Type: Original Serigraph; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10.25 x 13.25 inches; 26 x 34 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: decorative art, folk, handicrafts, train, entertainment, show, red, flowers, design, gold, minstrel, horn, leaves, petals, vines, history, historical, big top