Adams Brothers Polar Bear Circus
Adams Brothers International Circus with Polar Bears in 1958.Founded by William Adam Griffith, the Adams Bros. Circus was born in 1958, springing from Griffith's fascination with the traveling shows that passed through his hometown of Appleton, WI. With a full program, his circus played baseball parks and indoor dates, and was advertised as ""America's cleanest show,"" which was no overstatement as it operated without graft or gambling. Eventually assumed into the Sells Brothers circus, this poster remains as a reminder of their glory days spend grabbing for the elusive brass ring. At the moment, this ferocious polar trio appears to be quite content to spend some quality time on the seesaw. And whether or not this is a case of artistic license, the upper-case ""A"" bright red fulcrum does an excellent job of reinforcing the circus' name without heavy-handed repetition.