While the Cincinnati Art Museum attracts crowds with its The Amazing American Circus Poster show, featuring posters printed by Cincinnati-based Strobridge Lithographing Company, there's a smaller (but nonetheless fascinating) related exhibit of Strobridge entertainment-related material of the late-19th/early-20th centuries at the downtown Main Library's Cincinnati room. It turns out Strobridge�gave a large collection to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County as well as the art museum.�The library's This Is Strobridge exhibition, on display through May 13,�also covers circus-related posters,�including an extraordinary one for a water show, but additionally has material�promoting live theatrical productions, like�now-up Peter Pan and Ben Hur.
The Wizard of Oz will go on display soon as posters are rotated. Looking ahead, at 3 p.m. on April�9 there will be a lecture at the Library by Katie Johnson called “From Desperate Housewives to American Idols: Popular Performances 100 Years Ago From the Strobridge."
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