Very scarce 1920s – 30s sign from Pontchartrain Beach. Amazing graphics of a clown and roller coaster. The lettering has little dimples in it that really make it reflect nicely in the sun. Pontchartrain Beach was an amusement park located in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. It was founded by Harry J. (grandfather of American actor Bryan Batt) and later managed and owned by his sons, Harry J. It opened on Saturday, June 30, 1928, across Bayou St. John from an existing amusement resort at Old Spanish Fort. Pontchartrain Beach’s original location is the present-day lakefront neighborhood of Lake Terrace. Nice size measuring approx 27” x 21” Makers mark reads DURA PRODUCTS. Zoom up on each photograph to notice the personality, patina and character this old fashioned sign has achieved over the years that give it its charming rustic personality. Rust, wear, marks, etc. The item “Antique Pontchartrain Beach Sign New Orleans Carnival Advertising Tin Circus” is in sale since Monday, September 6, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs\Original\Pre-1930″. The seller is “realamericanaantiques” and is located in Folcroft, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type of Advertising: Sign
The China head low brow German doll is from the Victorian era (circa 1860s +/-), she is porcelain and in “fair” condition for being over a century old. She’s chippy but not broken. I have not altered her body except to decoupage her chest area, it is unknown what era the cloth body was from. The circus tent or skirt of the doll is 100% new cotton canvas fabric that is reinforced with insulated triple wire. The wires have been hand stitched into the hem. The skirt also has grommets and is cinched with cotton rope and tied in a simple shoe knot. She is not directly attached to the skirt. The black faux velvet belt is attached with adhesive and the keyhole is vintage. Her shawl is an antique soiled doily but it’s intact; stains seen in pictures. Each vintage freak show banner is hand sewn to the tent. Wipe with damp cloth. You can simply shape the skirt into an umbrella shape and push the doll down into the skirt until she stands up straight. She’s going to keep leaning forward or backward until she is pushed down just right. This is HANDMADE, not perfect. I’m not a professional seamstress and some areas are hand stitched and crooked, which shows it’s handmade. She stands approximately 17″ tall and the tent is approximately 10-11″ in diameter. I do not plan on making anymore as it is quite the project. If there are overages on my end, I will eat the costs, no worries. The item “Antique China head doll circus memorabilia freak show banners oddities clown AHS” is in sale since Saturday, September 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Fairs, Parks & Architecture\Circus & Carnival\Other Circus & Carnival”. The seller is “broken_heirlooms” and is located in Bristol, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Theme: Circus & Carnival