How many of you have memories of seeing the circus as a child? From early Roman displays of horses and battle to the artistry and acrobatics of today’s operatic performances, the circus has endured over centuries as a premier form of entertainment and escapism. The first modern circus was conceptualized in the late 1700’s when an equestrian entertainer hired clowns, jugglers and acrobats to round out his show. By the late 1800s, the circus had taken on the form we remember from years gone by, with a ringmaster under the “big top.” In more recent years, after public outcry over the use and abuse of animals in some shows, the circus has evolved into elaborate spectacles complete with live music, storylines and breathtaking acrobatic performances.
Like the circus, magic shows have also historically captured the imaginations of children and adults around the world. Encompassing sleight of hand tricks, illusions and theatrical performances, stage magicians began to be a popular form of entertainment by the mid 1800s when Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin opened a magic theater in Paris. Names like Kellar, Thurston and Houdini dominated the magical scene until the advent of television, when a new generation of magicians brought their tricks to mass audiences on the small screen.
2022 Vintage Circus Calendar
Step right up to the spectacle of the old-time circus with the Asgard Press 2022 Vintage Circus Calendar, a gallery of faithfully reproduced vintage circus posters from the 1890’s – 1970’s. From the performers to the animals to the sideshows, these classic posters showcase the entertainment of an earlier era. Our large format 9×13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9×26 inches. Each month’s image is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9×12 inch frame and is perfect for home, office or classroom. Take a peek at the images inside:
2022 Vintage Magic Calendar
Prepare to be amazed by the magicians of yore with the Asgard Press 2022 Vintage Magic Calendar, a gallery of faithfully reproduced vintage magic show posters from the 1890’s – 1940’s. From Houdini to Kellar to Alexander, the Man who Knows, these classic posters showcase the entertainment of an earlier era. Our large format 9×13 inch wire-bound wall calendar opens to 9×26 inches. Each month’s image is perforated and easily removable to fit any standard 9×12 inch frame and is perfect for home, office or classroom. Check out the monthly images: