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Andrew King Show Prints
Estevan Art Gallery and Museum
Estevan , Saskatchewan


   During the golden years of
travelling entertainment
companies, circuses,
carnivals, acting troupes,
and thrill shows criss-
crossed the North American
continent and stopped in
every community with a
population of several hundred
or more. Many of these

companies advertised with
brightly coloured posters
produced by Andrew King of
   From 1911 to 1958, Andrew
King printed a successful
weekly newspaper and poster,
first as the Rouleau
Enterprise newspaper and
Enterprise Show Print, and

later as the Estevan Mercury
newspaper and King Show
Print. Andrew King’s
speciality was his production
of posters by the wood block
process. His mastery of wood
block printing, and his
adaptation of the process to
suit the needs of bold and
catchy show business

printing, made his business a
uniquely Canadian venture.

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