One of the most interesting and unique of all circus poster images ever created. Here, for your amazéd eyes, are "The two greatest riders in horse sketches true / Of Paradise Alley and Fifth Avenoo." Paradise Alley, the deepest darkest den of Five Points (where the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits battled in "Gangs of New York"), delivers a hardscrabble working-class gal, atop a rough nag (a sign around the horse's neck reads, "My chest is week" [sic]). Opposing her is the belle of Manhattan gentry, all silk and lace, standing upon a charging white Arabian stallion. In reality, they're Josie Ashton and Rose Wentworth, two of the greatest equestriennes in show business. They perform among a cavalcade of cheering clowns and little people, in a spectacle of the ages.
Publisher: Strobridge, Cincinnati