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Circus!

Circus performers, shows and lithographs.Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
[Female acrobats on trapezes at circus]
Circus performers, shows, posters and lithographs.
Modern travelling circus started in the early 1800s. Circus advertising used to draw crowds - there were only one or two performances per circus stop. Many ads were simple woodblock prints mentioning the name of the circus, the price of admission. Later, in the early 20th century, colorful, fanciful custom designs of leaping animals, clowns, and ringmasters became standard for circus posters.
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Danse aristocrate Il ne sçait sur quel pied danser.

Danse aristocrate Il ne sçait sur quel pied danser.

Print shows Abbé Maury walking a tightrope, attended by the devil disguised as a jester, as nobles encourage him from the left, and on the right, a man and woman, representing members of the Third Estate, attem... more

Gaikokujin Yokohama ni oite kyōkuba

Gaikokujin Yokohama ni oite kyōkuba

Japanese triptych print shows a foreign circus performing in Yokohama, Japan. Title from item. Signature: Issen Yoshikazu ga. Seal date: Rat 4. Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 3; 1879; 100; 47623a ... more

[Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below]

[Aerial balloon performance with tents and audience below]

Bella C. Landauer collection. Appears to be one sheet from a larger poster. Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 1964:R1.

[Aerialist wearing wings strapped to his shoulders and feet while suspended from a balloon]

[Aerialist wearing wings strapped to his shoulders and feet while susp...

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

Ella Zuila, the Australian funambuliste

Ella Zuila, the Australian funambuliste

K11710 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y., 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Cirque dʹhiver ... Tous les soirs,à 8 heures / Stafford & Co., Nottingham.

Cirque dʹhiver ... Tous les soirs,à 8 heures / Stafford & Co., Notting...

French circus poster shows an aerialist floating with arms outstretched above a city skyline with a balloon in the background. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena

Descente d'Absalon par Miss Stena

Circus poster shows a group of aerialists performing. Two women are held aloft by a balloon attached to their hair. The portrait on the center balloon is possibly Miss Stena. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Cartoon showing Ulysses S. Grant, as an acrobat, on trapeze "third term," holding on to "whiskey ring" and "Navy ring," with strap "corruption" in his mouth, holding up other acrobats, Shepard, George M. Robeson, William W. Belknap, Murphy, Williams, and Orville E. Babcock / J. Keppler.
Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulevard Sébastopol, musique nouvelle de Tar-Caen / / Ch. Levy.

Eden-concert, enl'vez l'ballon revue de m.m. Hermil & Numès, 17 boulev...

French circus poster shows two performers in the basket of an airship navigated by a rudder and a propeller. The basket bears the date 1884. Title from item. Tissandier collection.

Thatcher, Primrose & West's Minstrels

Thatcher, Primrose & West's Minstrels

Caption: The two Chinese dromios in their original creation, "A holiday in the laundry." Created by "The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti-N=Y-London." N.Y. 1832. Forms part of: Minstrel poster collection (Library o... more

Mon motocycle est chez Lucien Adenot, au Grand Garage du Cirque Médrano / / Grün.

Mon motocycle est chez Lucien Adenot, au Grand Garage du Cirque Médran...

Circus poster showing a woman wearing masculine outer garments and monocle. Title from item.

The marvellous Bard, phenomenal trick swinging wire artist

The marvellous Bard, phenomenal trick swinging wire artist

Caption: This act is entirely different to all others and must be seen to be realized. Created by "Moody Bros., Birmingham." Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of:... more

Don Quichotte, bouffonnerie équestre: Nouveau cirque, 251 rue St. Honoré / / L. Lefèvre, '92.

Don Quichotte, bouffonnerie équestre: Nouveau cirque, 251 rue St. Hono...

Circus poster for an equestrian performance showing Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Title from item.

[Contortionist in tuxedo jacket, top hat, and tights performing surrounded by other performing contortionists]

[Contortionist in tuxedo jacket, top hat, and tights performing surrou...

X1255 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyrighted 1892 by Calvert Litho. Co., Detroit, Mich." No. 23. Title devised. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles

The Sandow Trocadero Vaudevilles

Z40973 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: The marvelous Jordan Family and Dunham : astonishing aerial artists in unbelievable feats. Created and "copyright 1894 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin'ti & New York." Dire... more

Night

Night

Photograph shows a nude woman standing on a crescent moon, holding, horizontally, a bamboo pole with an owl perched on each end. A37822 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright 1895 July 24 by Frederic... more

Sells Brothers enormous united shows. ... Correct interior view of the great five continent menagerie ...

Sells Brothers enormous united shows. ... Correct interior view of the...

Interior tent view of various wild animals in cages.

On the Bowery

On the Bowery

B252647 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Steve Brodie, champion bridge-jumper of the world. Created and "copyright 1896 by The Strobridge Lith Co, Cinti & N.Y." No. 7320. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collecti... more

Rossow Midgets, Star Speciality Co.

Rossow Midgets, Star Speciality Co.

C257486 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Mlle. Chalet, the bounding queen. Created and "copyright 1897 by The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y." Herman Rossow, prop. & mgr. No. 5746. Forms part of: Theatrical poster co... more

[T]he [gr]eat Wallace shows : [c]olossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevated stages

[T]he [gr]eat Wallace shows : [c]olossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevated sta...

Poster shows circus performers posing as statues depicting historical or mythical events: Apollo and the Muses; The Triumph of Love; Landing of Columbus; Rock of Ages; and Offering to Cupid.

Roeber and Crane Bro's Vaudeville-Athletic Co.

Roeber and Crane Bro's Vaudeville-Athletic Co.

52635 U.S. Copyright Office "Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: Beautiful, versatile Rosalie, acrobatic wonder. Created and "copyright 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." No. 3340. Forms part of: Theatric... more

Chas. H. Yale's fantastic spectacle, The evil eye, or The many, merry mishaps of Nid and the weird, wonderful wanderings of Nod

Chas. H. Yale's fantastic spectacle, The evil eye, or The many, merry ...

"Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: Unexpected gymnastic gyrations. Created and "copyright 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." No. 3542. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Syra and Rolf Arras transformation gymnastic novelty.

Syra and Rolf Arras transformation gymnastic novelty.

"Russell-Morgan Print." Created and "copyrighted 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin. & N.Y." No. 4148. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Woman dancing in two scenes, performing acrobatics in third]

[Woman dancing in two scenes, performing acrobatics in third]

11549 U.S. Copyright Office "Russell-Morgan Print." B&w version of poster: POS - TH - DAN, no. 6 (C size). Created and "copyrighted 1898 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." No. 3623. Title devised. Forms pa... more

The new 8 bells the famous Brothers Byrne in the everlasting success.

The new 8 bells the famous Brothers Byrne in the everlasting success.

"Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: John F., James, Andrew, Matthew. Created and "copyrighted 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co, Cin., U.S.A." No. 3884. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Grotesque gyrations by gifted eccentriques

Grotesque gyrations by gifted eccentriques

Created and "copyright 1900, The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 31. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hoyt's A hole in the ground

Hoyt's A hole in the ground

D14315 U.S. Copyright Office Caption: Young & Devoie. Created and "copyright, 1900, by the U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print., Cincinnati & New York." Direction, Fred E. Wright. No. 4698. Forms part of: T... more

The Hanlons, Le voyage en Suisse

The Hanlons, Le voyage en Suisse

Caption: The railroad disaster : where no one is hurt it's only done for fun. Created and "copyright 1900 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cincinnati & New York." Elmer & Thall, owners & managers. N.Y. no. 9049. F... more

The Orpheum Show

The Orpheum Show

Caption: Johnson, Davenport & Lorella. Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." Direction, Martin Beck. No. 4575. Forms part of: Theatrical poster co... more

The great Arm & Hammer brand soda. Church & Co., New York

The great Arm & Hammer brand soda. Church & Co., New York

Advertisement for Arm & Hammer soda, showing a clown, and an acrobat on a horse. Title from item.

Al G. Field Minstrels

Al G. Field Minstrels

"The best of the good ones." Caption: The greatest number of comedians, vocalists, dancers & high class European & American specialty artists ever seen with one company. Created and "copyright 1903 Courier Comp... more

[Czar Nicholas II tightrope walking on a line between three rifles on shore and a sinking ship]

[Czar Nicholas II tightrope walking on a line between three rifles on ...

Title devised by Library staff. Descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Nihon banzai hyakusen hyakushō : Long live Japan: one hundred victori... more

The annual invasion / Ehrhart.

The annual invasion / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows actors and characters (some in cages), acrobats, and theater props being unloaded from a ship into a dock-side warehouse. Title from item. Caption: Arrival of the all-star Argonauts in quest ... more

Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels oldest 23rd year, best.

Al. G. Field Greater Minstrels oldest 23rd year, best.

Includes portraits of Hamilton Alvin and Jack Alvin. "Fun at the Mardi Gras" pasted over caption. Caption: Alvin Brothers, pantomimists & acrobats, a circus nightmare. Created and "copyright 1908 by The Courier... more

Barnum Bailey circus band.  Frederick A. Jewell condr.

Barnum Bailey circus band. Frederick A. Jewell condr.

J142536 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by F.W. Glasier.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade

Elephants walk east along 4th Avenue South in Lethbridge, part of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus parade. ..Circa 1930s ..To obtain high quality and larger reproductions of this image please ... more

Gala puppet circus Clowns, cowboys, acrobats, animals, and novelty acts.

Gala puppet circus Clowns, cowboys, acrobats, animals, and novelty act...

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of a puppet circus, showing head of a clown. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Youth circus acrobats practicing - Tallahassee

Youth circus acrobats practicing - Tallahassee

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/262402 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/262402 ) ..Local call number: TD00660..Title: Youth circus acrobats practicing - Tallahassee..Date: June 9, 1959..Physic... more

The Flying Wallendas: Sarasota, Florida

The Flying Wallendas: Sarasota, Florida

Local call number: JJS2141..Title: The Flying Wallendas: Sarasota, Florida..Date: ca. 1965..General note: L-R: Carla Wallenda, Karl Wallenda, Raymond Chitty, and Richard Guzman (Carla's husband). The Great Wall... more

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/245051 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245051 ) ..Local call number: JJS0047..Title: The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1960s..General note: Left... more

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/245050 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245050 ) ..Local call number: JJS0048..Title: The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1960s..General note: Left... more

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/252682 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/252682 ) ..Local call number: JJS1932..Title: The Flying Wallendas in Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1960s..General note: Left... more

Karl Wallenda in Sarasota, Florida

Karl Wallenda in Sarasota, Florida

Persistent URL: floridamemory.com/items/show/245024 ( http://floridamemory.com/items/show/245024 ) ..Local call number: JJS0046..Title: Karl Wallenda in Sarasota, Florida..Date: 1960s..Physical descrip: 1 trans... more

Male and female trapeze performers

Male and female trapeze performers

12590F U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyright by Courier Company.

P.T. Barnum's greatest show on earth, and great London circus, Sanger's Royal British menagerie & grand international allied shows

P.T. Barnum's greatest show on earth, and great London circus, Sanger'...

Circus poster showing Wm. H. Batcheller, "The champion leaper" jumping through a hoop over an elephant; also shows head-and-shoulder portrait of Batcheller, facing left, on easel in lower right corner. Caption ... more

The great Wallace shows: colossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevated stages

The great Wallace shows: colossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevated stages

Poster shows the portraits of B. E. Wallace, Mlle. Norada French, and Mlle. French's circus act. Title from item. Copyright by Courier Litho. Co. No. 2314. Caption: New to the American public is Mlle. Norada F... more

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Japanese slide for life / / The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Japanese slid...

Circus poster showing a Japanese tight-rope walker descending a steeply angled wire. 60368 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 98 B 49. Copyright deposit. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. P... more

The great Wallace s[hows] : colossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevate[d stages]

The great Wallace s[hows] : colossal 3 ring circus, 2 elevate[d stages...

Poster shows an all-female corps de ballet. In upper left corner, portrait of B.E. Wallace. Title from item. Caption: Great Wallace Shows Grand spectacular ballet, costumed & presented exactly as in grand opera... more

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth--The celebrated ponies "Jupiter" & "Joie" ...

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth--The celebrated ponies "Jup...

Poster showing two ponies, one with rider, jumping over an obstacle. No. 98-B. No. 46. Printed in America. Title from item.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Wonderful performing geese, roosters and musical donkey / Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Wonderful performing geese...

Circus poster showing clowns with performing animals including geese, roosters, and a donkey. No. 1903 B 70. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co. Exchange; Hastings, R.B. 1944.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth.  The marvelous foot-ball dogs / Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. The marvelous foot-ball d...

Circus poster showing clowns with performing dogs. No. 1903 B 69. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co.

Die Barnum & Bailey Groesste Schaustellung der Welt--Lustige Szenen auf Bicycles und Rollschuhen

Die Barnum & Bailey Groesste Schaustellung der Welt--Lustige Szenen au...

Poster showing performers in street attire clowning with bicycles and rollerskates. No. 1900 B. No. 71. Printed in America. Title from item.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Der welt grösstes, grossartigstes, bestes amusements-institut.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Der welt grösstes,...

Men in military uniforms standing while bareback riding on horses (as many as three horses per rider) racing around a track and jumping hurdles. Caption continues: Geschicktes kavallerie-exerzieren und wunderba... more

Gentry Bros. circus Miss Louise Hilton, the greatest rider the world has ever known / / National Ptg & Eng. Co., Chicago, New York & St. Louis.

Gentry Bros. circus Miss Louise Hilton, the greatest rider the world h...

Circus poster showing Louise Hilton perched on a white horse, about to leap over a scarf held by a clown and a ringmaster. Purchase; 1984; (DLC/PP-1984:193). No. 017676.

Sells Floto circus M'lle Beeson, a marvelous high wire Venus / / The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

Sells Floto circus M'lle Beeson, a marvelous high wire Venus / / The S...

Circus poster showing tight-rope walker Beeson prancing with a parasol. Purchase; (DLC/PP-1981:135). No. S.-F. 2132. Copyright by Sells Floto Show Co. Title from item.

Five acrobats on three horses

Five acrobats on three horses

Inscribed on cover of folder. This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Associated name on shelflist card: Five acrobats.

Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Daring and dangerous equestrian act ...

Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Daring and dangerous equestrian...

Poster showing a horse leaping through a flaming hoop. No. 98-B. No. 48. Printed in America. Title from item. DCRM(G) example 1D4 - Abridgment of Other Title information

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--The Mahdi or for the Victoria Cross--Scene 3d--War in the Soudan ...

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--The Mahdi or for the Vic...

Circus poster showing recreation of battle scene between British soldiers and Mahdists in Sudan. No. 97-B. No. 10. Copyright by the Strobridge Lith. Co. Title from item.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--The Mahdi or for the Victoria Cross--Scene 3d--War in the Soudan ...

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--The Mahdi or for the Vic...

Circus poster showing recreation of battle scene between British soldiers and Mahdists in Sudan. No. 97-B. No. 10. Copyright by the Strobridge Lith. Co. Title from item.

Forepaugh & Sells Brothers shows combined The great and only troupe of marvelously educated sea lions & seals / / The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

Forepaugh & Sells Brothers shows combined The great and only troupe of...

Circus poster showing performing sea lions and seals. No. 99 S 63. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co.. Caption: Trained by Captain Woodward. Every feat pictured above actually presented. $500.00 will be giv... more

Forepaugh & Sells Brothers shows combined The great and only troupe of marvelously educated sea lions & seals / / The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

Forepaugh & Sells Brothers shows combined The great and only troupe of...

Circus poster showing performing sea lions and seals. No. 99 S 63. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co.. Caption: Trained by Captain Woodward. Every feat pictured above actually presented. $500.00 will be giv... more

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--Imre Kiralfy's Columbus and the discovery of America--Grand romantic and picturesque ballet of 300 beautiful male & female dancers[...] / The Strobridge Lith. Co.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--Imre Kiralfy's Columbus ...

Poster showing dancers before the Moorish king in the Alhambra. Copyright by Imre Kiralfy.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--Imre Kiralfy's Columbus and the discovery of America--Grand romantic and picturesque ballet of 300 beautiful male & female dancers[...] / The Strobridge Lith. Co.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--Imre Kiralfy's Columbus ...

Poster showing dancers before the Moorish king in the Alhambra. Copyright by Imre Kiralfy.

Adam Forepaugh & Sells Brothers great shows consolidated A congress of the giant birds of the world, ...

Adam Forepaugh & Sells Brothers great shows consolidated A congress of...

Circus poster showing ostriches and other large birds. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York.

[Parade with lion in cage on wagon, circus tent in background]

[Parade with lion in cage on wagon, circus tent in background]

9841W1 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 68. Copyright by the Calvert Litho. Co.

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on earth, lifts 4300 lbs.

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on...

Circus poster showing Louis Cyr, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding bar. No. 2302. Robinson 3 Sh. Strong man No. 3. Title from item. Exhibited: "Men of Steel, Women of Wonder: Monder American... more

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on earth, lifts 4300 lbs.

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on...

Circus poster showing Louis Cyr, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding bar. No. 2302. Robinson 3 Sh. Strong man No. 3. Title from item. Exhibited: "Men of Steel, Women of Wonder: Monder American... more

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on earth, lifts 4300 lbs.

John Robinson's $25,000 challenge feature--Louis Cyr, strongest man on...

Circus poster showing Louis Cyr, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, holding bar. No. 2302. Robinson 3 Sh. Strong man No. 3. Title from item. Exhibited: "Men of Steel, Women of Wonder: Monder American... more

Five celebrated clowns attached to Sands, Nathans Co's Circus

Five celebrated clowns attached to Sands, Nathans Co's Circus

Library of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide / Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 15 Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United Stat... more

Five celebrated clowns attached to Sands, Nathans Co's Circus

Five celebrated clowns attached to Sands, Nathans Co's Circus

Library of Congress prints and photographs: an illustrated guide / Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1995, p. 15 Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United Stat... more

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world. A squad of genuine Cuban insurgents, ...

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world. A ...

Circus poster showing battle between Buffalo Bill's congress of rough riders and Cuban insurgents. Copyright by Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y. No. 2296. Title from item.

Royal Japanese Troupe

Royal Japanese Troupe

Y18985 U.S. Copyright Office Created by "The United States Ptg, Co., Russell & Morgan Factories, Cincinnati, O., copyrighted 1892." No. 1534. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Royal Japanese Troupe

Royal Japanese Troupe

Y18985 U.S. Copyright Office Created by "The United States Ptg, Co., Russell & Morgan Factories, Cincinnati, O., copyrighted 1892." No. 1534. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world

Circus poster showing cowboys rounding up cattle and portrait of Col. W.F. Cody on horseback. Copyright by Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world

Buffalo Bill's wild west and congress of rough riders of the world

Circus poster showing cowboys rounding up cattle and portrait of Col. W.F. Cody on horseback. Copyright by Courier Litho. Co., Buffalo, N.Y.

The Great Pawnee Bill shows. The only genuine wild west. Touring America ...

The Great Pawnee Bill shows. The only genuine wild west. Touring Ameri...

Circus poster showing a white buffalo in the center with text. Copyright by The U.S. Lithograph Co., "Russell-Morgan Print," Cincinnati. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers America's greatest shows consolidated--Achille Philion the marvelous equilibrist and originator
The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers America's greatest shows consolidated--Achille Philion the marvelous equilibrist and originator
Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers great shows consolidated--Colonel Magnus Schult's magnificent $25,000,00 (sic) troup of champion great danes

Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers great shows consolidated--Colonel Ma...

Circus poster showing Great danes performing with trainer, Colonel Magnus Schults. No. 98.S.; No. 2. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co. Title from item.

The big show of the world--Sells Brothers enormous united shows--Scenes of the Roman corso reproduced ...

The big show of the world--Sells Brothers enormous united shows--Scene...

Circus poster showing a Roman chariot race. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Sells Brothers enormous united shows. ... The great Costellos ... on the aerial horizontal bars

Sells Brothers enormous united shows. ... The great Costellos ... on t...

Circus poster showing men performing on high-wire horizontal bars. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. Title from item. Exchange; R.B. Hastings, 1944.

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Japanese triptych print shows circus at Yasukuni Jinja, originally called Shokonsha, Tokyo, Japan, with acrobats, trapeze artists, and horseback stunt riders. Title from item. Signature: Motome ni ōzu Hiroshige... more

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Japanese triptych print shows circus at Yasukuni Jinja, originally called Shokonsha, Tokyo, Japan, with acrobats, trapeze artists, and horseback stunt riders. Title from item. Signature: Motome ni ōzu Hiroshige... more

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Shōkonsha keidai Furansu ōkyokuba [no] zu

Japanese triptych print shows circus at Yasukuni Jinja, originally called Shokonsha, Tokyo, Japan, with acrobats, trapeze artists, and horseback stunt riders. Title from item. Signature: Motome ni ōzu Hiroshige... more

[Japanese jugglars]

[Japanese jugglars]

D14263 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 51. Title devised. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Japanese jugglars]

[Japanese jugglars]

D14263 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 51. Title devised. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Japanese jugglars]

[Japanese jugglars]

D14263 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 51. Title devised. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Japanese jugglars]

[Japanese jugglars]

D14263 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 51. Title devised. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Female acrobats on trapezes at circus]

[Female acrobats on trapezes at circus]

11126W U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by the Calvert Litho. Co., Detroit, Mich. No. 63. Title devised by Library staff.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--A glance at the great ethnological congress and curious led animals ...

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--A glance at the great et...

Poster showing people of different nationalities and various animals. Copyright by the Strobridge Lith. Co.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--A glance at the great ethnological congress and curious led animals ...

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth--A glance at the great et...

Poster showing people of different nationalities and various animals. Copyright by the Strobridge Lith. Co.

Ringling Bros. tremendous 1200 character spectacle Joan of Arc--An inspiring, vivid picture ... the magnificent coronation of Charles VII

Ringling Bros. tremendous 1200 character spectacle Joan of Arc--An ins...

Circus poster showing a medieval street parade with King Charles and Joan of Arc. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati and New York. Exhibited: Joan of Arc, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, ... more

Ringling Bros. tremendous 1200 character spectacle Joan of Arc--An inspiring, vivid picture ... the magnificent coronation of Charles VII

Ringling Bros. tremendous 1200 character spectacle Joan of Arc--An ins...

Circus poster showing a medieval street parade with King Charles and Joan of Arc. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati and New York. Exhibited: Joan of Arc, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven, ... more

Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody / Alick P.F. Ritchie.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody / Alick P.F. Ritchie.

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Buffalo Bill, composed of guns, rope, heads of buffalo and horse, snowshoes, etc. Promotional goal: Gt. Brit. K73. 1890. Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, ... more

Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody / Alick P.F. Ritchie.

Buffalo Bill's Wild West, Col. W.F. Cody / Alick P.F. Ritchie.

Head-and-shoulders portrait of Buffalo Bill, composed of guns, rope, heads of buffalo and horse, snowshoes, etc. Promotional goal: Gt. Brit. K73. 1890. Exhibited: American Treasures of the Library of Congress, ... more

The grand lay-out

The grand lay-out

Circus parade around tents, with crowd watching alongside railroad train. 4316E U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Gibson & Co.

The grand lay-out

The grand lay-out

Circus parade around tents, with crowd watching alongside railroad train. 4316E U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Gibson & Co.

[Crowds at a circus sideshow viewing women and some men dressed in costumes of foreign lands]

[Crowds at a circus sideshow viewing women and some men dressed in cos...

Title devised by Library staff. Copyright by the Courier Litho. Co. No. 2936.

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth--The great Coney Island water carnival...

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth--The great Coney Island wat...

Poster showing performers diving and clowns in the ocean at Coney Island, New York. No. 98-B. No. 70. Printed in America. Title from item.