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Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
Print

McCormick Catalog Art

Date: 1891
Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...
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Circus Workers Giving Elephants a Drink

Date: August 05 1927
Description: Two circus workers standing next to a water wagon pulled by a McCormick-Deering tractor. The men are providing water for three elephants outside the tents...
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Elephants Drinking from Wagon Pulled by McCormick-Deering Tractor

Date: August 05 1927
Description: Elephants drinking water from a wagon pulled by a McCormick-Deering industrial tractor outside a circus tent belonging to the Sells-Floto Circus. Circus wo...
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Female Snake Charmer

Date: 1935
Description: A female snake charmer with the Cole Brothers Circus, watched by two children.
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Horse and Performer

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Description: A horse, with a man standing in the stirrups of the saddle while twirling a lariat.
Book or Pamphlet

Milwaukee Harvester Company Catalog

Date: 1895
Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for the Milwaukee Harvester Company featuring a color illustration of a derailed train carrying circus animals and a man op...
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Elephant Street Procession

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Description: A team of elephants, paired and directed by circus personnel, proceed along an urban street.
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Clyde Beatty

Date: 1933
Description: Clyde Beatty, with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, sits on a chair outside a circus tent with two young tigers.
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Circus Lion in a Bathtub

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Description: A circus lion, covered by soapy lather, is bathed in a free-standing bathtub inside a cage.
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Ringling Brothers Circus Wagons

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Description: Ringling Brothers circus wagons, horses, and tents with the Chicago skyline in the background.
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Circus Performers Astride Horse

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Description: Five circus performers, female and male, sit or stand astride a horse with a tent as a backdrop.
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Performing Circus Elephants

Date: 1943
Description: A group of over twenty-six Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants, standing on their rear legs with front legs resting on the elephant ahead....
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Circus Elephants on Parade

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Description: A long string of circus elephants parades single file down a metropolitan street lined on both sides by huge crowds of people.
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Capitol Park and Circus Parade

Date: 1898
Description: Elevated view of a man leading a circus elephant on Main Street. On the opposite side of the street is a crowd watching from behind the iron fence on the C...
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Capitol Square Parade

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Description: Snapshot by Madison butcher Earl Omen of elephants parading past the Monona Avenue gate of the third Wisconsin State Capitol.
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Della Royal and Horse

Date: 1906
Description: Della Royal (Mrs. Rhoda Royal) sits in a 2-wheeled cart decorated with flowers and harnessed to her world famous horse, "Glendive," as taken from a 1906 ha...
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Circus Show Buggy and Bandwagon

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Description: Dode Fisk, the operator of a dog and pony show and circus, drives a wire-wheeled show buggy pulled by the horse "Bobby". They are photographed next to a...
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The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus and Flooded Road

Date: May 30 1908
Description: The Great Wallace Shows, horses and wagons, were flooded out by a sudden cloudburst.
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George W. Hall, Jr., Circus Performer

Date: 1868
Description: George W. Hall, Jr., noted Evansville, Wisconsin, circus performer, as a young boy, holding a snake and wearing copper-toed boots.

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