Solly, The Sword-Swallower On An Ice Cream Lid

ICE CREAM PAPER LID. Graphically interesting, but rather poor depiction of a sword swallower on a round paper lid from this series: "48....ONE OF THE HEROES OF THE DIXIES CIRCUS"..........These lids go back to 1930 (and were discontinued in 1954) when Dixie sold them to individual dairies to hold single-serve helpings of ice cream. The circus menagerie was the first – 24 animals from the Dixie Circus radio program that had begun airing in 1928 on NBC on Friday nights (and at some point on Saturday nights) with Uncle Bob Sherwood. The program later ran on CBS radio.

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