I Found some
Sideshow Art of Fred G Johnson's
Today I was
buying an old pinball machine and I saw some old sideshow
banners, The seller also sold them to me and I don't know
what they are fully worth.
I don't think
your banners were painted by Johnson?????????
They don't look
like any of Johnson's work I have seen.
Did the seller
tell you they were Johnson?
The one with the
animal looks like in has been air brushed. The other doesn't
look like his work at all.
Are the signed?
Does it say
anywhere on the lower part of the banners O'Henry?
If I were to
guess, they were painted by a showman who had the Snake Girl
and Albino Skunk on display!
You have a lot
of damage (looks like water damage at the bottom of both
banners) this will hurt what the banners might be worth.
If I were
you and wanted to sale them, I would try one of the on-line
auctions to see what the market will bare.
I will send your
images to a friend of mine, He will let me know for
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