Sunday, July 12, 2015

Circus Art by John Dukes McKee

It's circus time again in Peru, Indiana, Circus Capital of the World. In celebration, I would like to show some of the circus artwork of Indiana illustrator John Dukes McKee. Born just down the road from Peru in Kokomo, Indiana, Mr. McKee worked as an illustrator of children's books and magazines. The illustrations shown here are from the book The Big Show by Mary Baskerville, published by Rand McNally of Chicago in 1932. So, Step Right This Way Everybody!

Caption copyright 2015 Terence E. Hanley