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Circus Memories

Chad Stanton's avatar Chad Stanton

The Lewis Bros Circus ran in my Family 80 years ago! This was a Family owned MICHIGAN Circus owned by my Great Uncle Paul M. Lewis. They wintered on a farm in Grass Lake Michigan and were successful all during the depression years. I have been researching this for several years and after collecting many colorful and lively images I designed the montage which has since been beautifully and professionally mounted and framed by the MercuryHead Gallery with a GOLD mat and a bright RED wooden frame. This is 36" X 27". This is ready to put up and enjoy just as it is. However Mercuryhead has also restored an actual antique ORIGINAL poster which has also been framed. Another important part of this project through an incredible collaboration was to interview my Mother who is 87, her sister who is 90, and their cousin who is 97 and they were all THERE! And if I secure their gracious permission I may also present their own stories to go along with this as well, by text or audio.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Photomontage
  • Width: 27
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 36