THE PRESENTATION CONSISTS OF A PHOTO (NOT SURE IF THIS IS VINTAGE BUT SEEMS LIKE IT MIGHT) AND A HAND SIGNED CHECK. THE BACK OF THE PHOTO HAS SOME TONED MASKING TAPE HOLDING THE PHOTO. THERE IS A SPOT ON THE PHOTO.
THE CHECK HAS BEEN SIGNED BY JOHN RINGLING AND IS DATED DECEMBER 20TH 1922. CHECK IS 7 X 3 INCHES AND IN GOOD CONDITION. PHOTO SEEMS TO BE 7 BY 9 INCHES. THE THE CHECK HAS BEEN DRAWN ON.
THE CHECK HAS BEEN MOUNTED TO THE MAT BOARD. DO NOT KNOW IF IT COULD BE REMOVED FROM MAT BOARD. THE OVERALL PRESENTATION IS 10.5 X 14. THE COLOR OF THE MAT IS BEIGE/OFF WHITE. HAND SIGNED AND COA INCLUDED.John Nicholas Ringling (May 31, 1866 December 2, 1936) is the best known of the seven Ringling brothers, five of whom merged the Barnum & Bailey Circus with their own Ringling Bros World's Greatest Shows to create a virtual monopoly of traveling circuses and helped shape the circus into what it is today. In addition to owning and managing many of the largest circuses in the United States, he was also a rancher, a real estate developer and art collector. He was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 1987. After purchasing Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth from the estate of James Bailey in 1907 the Ringling brothers were recognized as the "Circus Kings" in the United States as they controlled not only the show that carried their own name, but also the Barnum & Bailey circus and the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers Circus.
After some 40 years in the entertainment business, along with his ownership of railroads, oil field and ranches John had become one of the richest men in the world. In addition he was a world traveler as he was always looking for new acts for his circus. It was during these travels to Europe that he began establishing a collection of old world masterpieces and a collection of Baroque art including four pieces by Peter Paul Rubens, known as cartoons.
In 1929, John Ringling bought the American Circus Corporation, which consisted of the Sells-Floto Circus, the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, the John Robinson Circus, the Sparks Circus, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and the Al G. With that acquisition, Ringling owned all of the major traveling circuses in America. John Ringling died on December 2, 1936 in New York City. He was the last Ringling brother to die, as well as the longest lived of the Ringling brothers, as well as the only brother to reach their 70s.At his death, he willed his Sarasota mansion, the museum, and his entire art collection to the state of Florida. The house, Cà d'Zan, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art offer visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Roaring 20s and a renowned art collection. Another of John's legacies is the Ringling College of Art and Design, which asked to adopt his name because of the cultural influence of the museum and its collection.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Historical". The seller is "robyn3613" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.