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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

Punchinellos Outside a Circus

Punchinellos Outside a Circus

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

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

[Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]
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

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.

[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.

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

Untitled (Circus in Yokohama)

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.

A Circus Boy
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)

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.

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.

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)

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

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

[Piccadilly Circus, London, England]

[Piccadilly Circus, London, England]

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

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

Circus (Au Cirque) (Circus Ring)

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.

[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

Luis Martinetti /

Luis Martinetti /

"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

Caicedo (with pole) /

Caicedo (with pole) /

"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

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.

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).

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

[England - London - Piccadilly Circus]

[England - London - Piccadilly Circus]

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

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

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)

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)

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

Is This a Circus? -- G.F. Hoar

Is This a Circus? -- G.F. Hoar

This illustration entitled "Is This a Circus? -- G.F. Hoar", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on May 22, 1897, depicts Senator George Frisbie Hoar lambasting Senator Willia... 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.

John Robinson's big feature ... Louis Cyr - The Canadian strongman. $25,000 ... To produce his equal ... Salary $2000 per week ... Equal does not exist ..

John Robinson's big feature ... Louis Cyr - The Canadian strongman. $2...

Circus poster showing Louis Cyr with arms crossed. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Hoyt's A contented woman

Hoyt's A contented woman

83461 U.S. Copyright Office "Russell-Morgan Print." Caption: The campaign girls. Created and "copyrighted 1899 by The U.S. Printing Co., Cin., U.S.A." Direction of Fred E. Wright. No. 3984. Forms part of: Theat... more

West Grand Circus Park, Detroit
Sex barn leker cirkus. Förmodligen är lekplatsen belägen i kvarteret Plantagen, nuvarande museitomten. I bakgrunden syns Islandsskolan.

Sex barn leker cirkus. Förmodligen är lekplatsen belägen i kvarteret P...

Sex barn leker cirkus. Förmodligen är lekplatsen belägen i kvarteret Plantagen, nuvarande museitomten. I bakgrunden syns Islandsskolan.

Circus day at Kearney, Nebraska

Circus day at Kearney, Nebraska

summary: Note: Businesses of Commercial National Bank, Hoxie Grocery Company, Grassmeyer & Smith Real Estate and O.H. Downing & Son Coal Office shown in photo. original size: 6x8

Hagen Bros. 3-ring-3 circus graphic

Hagen Bros. 3-ring-3 circus graphic

Circus poster showing clown faces and fire cracker. Title from item.

The ballooon girl a comedy drama of circus life by Robert J. Sherman : not a moving picture.

The ballooon girl a comedy drama of circus life by Robert J. Sherman :...

Caption: A story of a sweet little circus girl, her bad sister, a minister, and meddling town gossips. Created by "Quigley Litho. Co., K.C." No. 3516. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)