Ray Marsh Brydon

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Well-known as a Store Show operator, Brydon was a showman with a long career in the sideshow.

His greatest legacy are the iconic, two-color posters he produced for his 1934-40 store shows, which featured the "Believe It Or Not" tag line, being an unauthorized rip of Robert Ripley's very successful run at the 1933 Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair. Brydon very effectively used the strikingly simple graphic designs of these posters as paper substitutiosn for the canvas banners of the traditional 10-in-1 sideshow.