Cincinnati: Russell & Morgan Printing Company, 1883.
Very good. Color lithographed poster, 42" x 14.5". Chipping and soiling at margins, old folding creases, but still presents very nicely. Currently shrinkwrapped on foamcore. Images show horse and foot races and a selection of livestock, including cattle, sheep, geese, pigs and goats. Text advertises sack, wheelbarrow, and fast-mule races in addition to more standard racing fare, as well as music by the Rushville Silver Cornet Band. The printing firm, Russell & Morgan, was formed in 1867 and began printing theatrical and circus posters, placards, and labels. In the early 1880s, they began printing playing cards, and they eventually became one of the largest playing card manufacturers in the world, under the name United States Playing Card Company.