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Circus Maximus, 16th century

Circus Maximus, 16th century

from a book by Onofrio Panvinio, historian and archeologist, 1529-1568, published posthumously (artist notes) Unknown (artist nationality) Recto: top edge: (beneath moat, in Latin) POMPAE · CIRCENSIS · A · PRIS... More

Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Maximus
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Maximus
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Flaminius
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Maximus
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Maximus
Gezicht op Regent Street, Londen vanaf Picadilly Circus
Pieter van der Heyden - The Fall of the Magician
Ambrogio Brambilla - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Maximus
Pirro Ligorio - Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae: Circus Flaminius in Rome
[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, moving along scaffolding from the Circus Nero to its new location at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk, wrapped in a protective casing, on its side on rollers, movi...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... More

[Obelisk erected at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome following its relocation from the Circus Nero]

[Obelisk erected at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome following its re...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... More

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of S...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... More

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero prior to its relocation to the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Scaffolding used for support when lowering obelisk at the Circus Nero...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... More

[Overhead view showing path of obelisk during move from the Circus Nero to its new location at the Piazza of Saint Peter in Rome]

[Overhead view showing path of obelisk during move from the Circus Ner...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Della trasportatione dell'obelisco vaticano et delle fabriche di Nostro Signore papa Sisto v fatte dal cavallier Domenico Fontana. Roma : D. Basa, 1590. Published in: ... More

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - Punchinellos Outside a Circus

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - Punchinellos Outside a Circus

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1727–1804 Venice)

Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo - Punchinellos Outside a Circus
Chinese Mongol Circus, scroll painting

Chinese Mongol Circus, scroll painting

Unidentified Artist Chinese Yuan (1271–1368) or Ming (1368–1644) dynasty

Reconstruction of the Circus Maximus (above) and a View of the Site (below)
Reconstruction of the Circus of Caracalla (above) and a View of the Ruins (below)
To the Memory of George Taylor Whose Skill and Courage in Manual Combat Would Have Done Honour to the Roman Circus... (Epitaph)
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

Chinese Horsemanship demonstration, scroll painting
Fair and Circus, scene 1
Fair and Circus, scene 5
[Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]
John Bluck - Royal Circus, Thomas Rowlandson
Madame Saqui, the celebrated performer on the rope, at Vauxhall
Broadway Circus and Olympic Theatre, Broadway between Howard and Grand Streets, New York
Circus. Monday evening, March 9, 1829. The managers have the honor to announce the engagement of Mr. Gaither, who, having astonished all Europe, with his wonderful feats, will appear before a Washington audience ... [Washington, 1829].

Circus. Monday evening, March 9, 1829. The managers have the honor to ...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 193, Folder 20.

Circus Galop - to Miss Emilie Shierenberg

Circus Galop - to Miss Emilie Shierenberg

Music cover - woman bareback rider in circus ring. LOT subdivision subject: Circus, Carnivals and Fairs. Title and other information transcribed from caption card and item. Published by Jewett & Mischka, 263 Ma... More

Die Herren Lawrence und Redisha: erste Mimiker des Covent-Garden Theaters in London, in ihren Vorstellungen auf dem Theater an der Wien
Circus Royal, Colchester. To Mr. Batty, after visiting his olympic pavilion, now at Colchester ... C. C. Great Totham, September 1842.

Circus Royal, Colchester. To Mr. Batty, after visiting his olympic pav...

Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 57, Folder 32.

Suerte VI: The torero's assistant sets dogs on the bull
In the Heart of Modern Babylon, Piccadilly Circus, London, England
Fifty dollars will be given for any information as to the scoundrel who published to the world a notice, purporting to have been written by the managers of the Washington circus, in which I was made the subject of ridicule and circulated by some

Fifty dollars will be given for any information as to the scoundrel wh...

On verso: 47. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 209, Folder 27.

In the Heart of Modern Babylon, Piccadilly Circus, London, England
Entrance of St. Georges Road of the Obelisk Turnpike with a View of the Royal Circus
[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on horseback around the spina; fig. 2 racing on hrosebck; fig. 3 chariot races; fig. 4 groudn plan of the Circus Neronis]

[Details from the Circensian games, Ancient Rome: fig. 1 procession on...

Illus. in: Heck, Iconographic Encyclopedia, 1851, v. 1, plate 14. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Sports; It. Rome Hist.; Chariots; Roman games;Arch., Roman; Shelf.

Villikins and Dinah. As sung by Bill Lake, at Spalding & Rogers' Circus, Muncy, Sept. 7, 1855.

Villikins and Dinah. As sung by Bill Lake, at Spalding & Rogers' Circu...

Verse. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 156, Folder 17.

Broadside with 48 scenes depicting the equestrian and gymnastic moves of the royal circus
Rivers & Derious' combination circus! and Bedouin Arab troupe for a short time only, on lot cor. of New York Avenue and 6th Street, commencing Thursday, September 29, 1864 ... [Washington, D. C.] M. Polkinhorn & Son's steam job press. [1864].

Rivers & Derious' combination circus! and Bedouin Arab troupe for a sh...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 6 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 204, Folder 51b. Copy scanned: 2

Utagawa Yoshikazu - Untitled (Circus in Yokohama)

Utagawa Yoshikazu - Untitled (Circus in Yokohama)

Utagawa Yoshikazu (Japanese, active ca. 1850–1870) Edo period (1615–1868)

Will exhibit at Roxbury, Thursday, Sept. 9th, 1869, J.M. French's Oriental Circus!

Will exhibit at Roxbury, Thursday, Sept. 9th, 1869, J.M. French's Orie...

Broadside illustrated with herd of camels pulling carriage, people on horseback, etc. No ref. copy. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Posters; Circus; Animals.

[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.

[Devils and floating girl, circus stock poster]
French Equestrian Circus on the grounds of Asakusa Kannon temple  (Asakusa kannon keidai ni oite kōgyō tsukawashi sōrō-Furansu kyokuba)
Antonio Mancini - A Circus Boy
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Acrobats at the Cirque Fernando (Francisca and Angelina Wartenberg)
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)

The human canon ball

The human canon ball

K9060 U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright Metropolitan Litho. Studio, 29 Warren St., N.Y., 1879." J.E. Jackson, agent. Signed: R. Muller. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Fountain, Grand Circus Park, Detroit
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.

A Senatorial Blondin
Brevkort med odaterat motiv mot Frälsningsarméns möteslokal i Linköping. Byggnaden uppfördes i början av 1880-talet som teater- och cirkusbyggnad i den så kallade Wernerska trädgården, som under 1800-talets senare hälft utgjort platsen för ett av stadens största nöjesetablissemang. För ritningarna i italiensk renässansstil stod byggmästare Oskar Göransson. Tiden som varitéteater kom att bli kort. Efter att trädgårdens ägare och nöjesentreprenör, Anders Peter "Bonn på Druvan" Andersson gått bort 1886 gick luften ur rörelsen och teatern kom redan från dennes dödsår att hyras ut till Frälsningsarmén.

Brevkort med odaterat motiv mot Frälsningsarméns möteslokal i Linköpin...

Brevkort med odaterat motiv mot Frälsningsarméns möteslokal i Linköping. Byggnaden uppfördes i början av 1880-talet som teater- och cirkusbyggnad i den så kallade Wernerska trädgården, som under 1800-talets sen... More

Cirkus på ridhuset. Karl Ek och köpman Fagerström.

Cirkus på ridhuset. Karl Ek och köpman Fagerström.

Cirkus på ridhuset. Karl Ek och köpman Fagerström.

Bilden visar ett repro av ett medfaret men unikt motiv från den så kallade Wernerska trädgården i Linköping. Tiden är första delen av 1880-talet. Den skarpsynte kan på standaret utläsa att det rör sig om det parodiskt ordensliknande sällskapet Wiknings-Commissionen, som under en period höll årliga sommarfester i trädgården.Etablissemanget Wernerska trädgården hade från senare hälften av 1800-talet en självklar plats i stadens nöjesliv. Namnet var hämtat från provincialläkaren Henrik Werner, som införskaffat tomten som sommarnöje vid sidan av sin stadsvåning invid Stora torget. Den som utvecklade området från en framvuxen nöjesträdgård med tvivelaktiga inslag till en offentlig nöjesplats med restauranger, teater- och cirkusbyggnad samt musik- och danspaviljonger var entreprenören Anders Petter Andersson alias Bonn på Druvan, som år 1864 kommit i besittning av tomten. Nöjesinrättningen kom att blomstra tills ägarens bortgång 1886. Utan eldsjäl sjönk ambitionerna vartefter för nöjelpalatset och i än mindre grad efter det nya seklets inträde med tidens aktualiteter såsom brännvinsförbud vid scenunderhållning, den nya stadsteatern och biografernas erbjudande av det nya mediet film.

Bilden visar ett repro av ett medfaret men unikt motiv från den så kal...

Bilden visar ett repro av ett medfaret men unikt motiv från den så kallade Wernerska trädgården i Linköping. Tiden är första delen av 1880-talet. Den skarpsynte kan på standaret utläsa att det rör sig om det pa... More

KREMO/ PISTOLIER/ REVOLVERSCHÜTZE

KREMO/ PISTOLIER/ REVOLVERSCHÜTZE

Affiche Signature - S.B.G. (coupé): " FRE /18 " Lettre - " KREMO/ PISTOLIER/ REVOLVERSCHÜTZE " Lettre - B.D.: " DR. V. M. DEUTSCH, BUDAPEST. " Marque du musée - B.D.: " CARNAVALET " Timbre - H.C. timbre fiscal ... More

A Spangled World. Life With the Circus

A Spangled World. Life With the Circus

Cover of A Spangled World, c1883 by Richard K. Fox, with illustration of dancing woman. Copyrighted by Richard K. Fox. cf: The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, Summer 1983, p. 220. This record cont... More

Chiarini's Circus (Sekai daiichi charine daikyokuba)

Chiarini's Circus (Sekai daiichi charine daikyokuba)

Utagawa Masanobu (Japanese, active ca. 1882–87) Meiji period (1868–1912)

Illustration of the Imperial Excursion to see the Charini's Circus (Charine daikyokuba goyūran no zu)

Illustration of the Imperial Excursion to see the Charini's Circus (Ch...

Yōshū (Hashimoto) Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838–1912) Meiji period (1868–1912)

A Peep at the Circus

A Peep at the Circus

McLoughlin Brothers (New York, NY)

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)
Family in front of their home in east Custer County, Nebraska, near Lee Park.

Family in front of their home in east Custer County, Nebraska, near Le...

summary: Note the circus posters on the side of the house. The two girls wear dresses made from the same material original size: 6x8

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)
Ludgate Circus from "London and its Environs. A picturesque survey of the metropolis and the suburbs ... Translated by Henry Frith. With ... illustrations"

Ludgate Circus from "London and its Environs. A picturesque survey of ...

This image has been taken from scan 000087 from "London and its Environs. A picturesque survey of the metropolis and the suburbs ... Translated by Henry Frith. With ... illustrations". The title and subject ter... More

Les gymnasiarques, Page 199
Portrett, klovn., Gustav Borgen
[Piccadilly Circus, London, England] view, photochrome print postcard.

[Piccadilly Circus, London, England] view, photochrome print postcard.

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "10787". Printed at bottom left: 10787. London. Piccadilly Circus. More informati... More

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

Circus rings, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y.
Sirkusaktører i kostyme på oppbygd scene. Cirkus Fischer 1910

Sirkusaktører i kostyme på oppbygd scene. Cirkus Fischer 1910

Sirkusaktører i kostyme på oppbygd scene. Cirkus Fischer 1910

Henri Gabriel Ibels - Circus Arena with the Clown and Ballet Dancer
Henri Gabriel Ibels - Circus (Au Cirque) (Circus Ring)

Henri Gabriel Ibels - Circus (Au Cirque) (Circus Ring)

Henri-Gabriel Ibels (French, Paris 1867–1936 Paris)

Nellie McHenry in A night at the circus by H. Grattan Donnelly.

Nellie McHenry in A night at the circus by H. Grattan Donnelly.

Y41596(?) U.S. Copyright Office Created and "copyright 1893 by The Strobridge Lith. Co., Cin., N.Y. & Lon." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Parade of Arabian circus, at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois]

[Parade of Arabian circus, at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, I...

36915Y U.S. Copyright Office. Issued by Souvenir Photograph Co., Chicago.

Luis Martinetti / - vaudeville film

Luis Martinetti / - vaudeville film

"Gymnast and contortionist, performing on flying rings"--Raff & Gammon price list. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Luis Martinetti of the Martinetti Brothers. Camera, William Heise. Duration: 0:16 at 30 fps. Film... More

[The amateur circus at Nutley]

[The amateur circus at Nutley]

A gentleman wearing a hat and spectacles stands before a hoop held by two clowns. The scene depicted in the center of the hoop is of Annie Oakley, standing on horseback, giving a demonstration of her shooting ... More

Caicedo (with pole) / - vaudeville film

Caicedo (with pole) / - vaudeville film

"King of the slack wire. His daring feats of balancing as he performs his thrilling feats in midair show that he is perfectly at home. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Juan ... More

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

[Main entrance, Ringling Bros. circus]
Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

[Winter study, Grand Circus Park]
Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

Circus Bergmans avresa från Kalmar den 19/6 1895.

Now for his third term leap

Now for his third term leap

"Fall Elections 1895" on broken trapeze. No publication information. (DLC/PP-1934:0123). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

[England - London - Piccadilly Circus]. England in 19th century.

[England - London - Piccadilly Circus]. England in 19th century.

H121094 U.S. Copyright Office Title from item. No. 02003. Stereo copyrighted by J.J. Killelea & Co. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Winter study, Grand Circus Park]
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

The circus has come! / Keppler.

The circus has come! / Keppler.

Print shows William C. "Whitney" as the ringmaster at a circus where "D.B. Hill" is performing a horse riding trick by trying to ride two horses at once, a small horse labeled "Gold Standard" and a larger horse... More

[Harry and Beatrice Houdini with the Welsh Brothers Circus]
[Winter study, Grand Circus Park]
[Winter study, Grand Circus Park]
[Winter study, Grand Circus Park]
In the heart of modern Babylon, Piccadilly Circus, London, England
Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

C262916 U.S. Copyright Office A.H. Canby, manager. Created and "copyrighted 1897 by The A.S. Seer Print, N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

C262919 U.S. Copyright Office A.H. Canby, manager. Created and "copyrighted 1897 by The A.S. Seer Print, N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

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

Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

Charles Frohman's production, The circus girl

C262917 U.S. Copyright Office A.H. Canby, manager. Created and "copyrighted 1897 by The A.S. Seer Print, N.Y." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

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