Two Greatest Riders

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Reproduction poster – Two Greatest Riders, 1897, size 18″ x 24″. One of the most interesting and unique of all circus poster images ever created. We are offered a marvelous contrast between two social classes of equestriennes. On the left is the rube country gal, with a plain brown dress of the working girl, riding a green-ribboned brown nag who is deliberately made to look like a rundown plow horse. On the right, representing the upper classes, is a damsel in a pink skirt and many-colored bodice carrying a fan and wearing a green bonnet with pink bows whose horse is a pure rosin back horse. Although the performers are not named, the skills displayed were those of two great equestriennes, Josie Ashton and Rose Wentworth. Several gaily-costumed clowns complete the amusing act which is best described by the poem in the lower right, “The two greatest riders in horse sketches true/ Of Paradise Alley and Fifthe Avenoo.”


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Two Greatest Riders

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Reproduction poster – Two Greatest Riders, 1897, size 18″ x 24″. One of the most interesting and unique of all circus poster images ever created. We are offered a marvelous contrast between two social classes of equestriennes. On the left is the rube country gal, with a plain brown dress of the working girl, riding a green-ribboned brown nag who is deliberately made to look like a rundown plow horse. On the right, representing the upper classes, is a damsel in a pink skirt and many-colored bodice carrying a fan and wearing a green bonnet with pink bows whose horse is a pure rosin back horse. Although the performers are not named, the skills displayed were those of two great equestriennes, Josie Ashton and Rose Wentworth. Several gaily-costumed clowns complete the amusing act which is best described by the poem in the lower right, “The two greatest riders in horse sketches true/ Of Paradise Alley and Fifthe Avenoo.”