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Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a curtain, standing to the right is a clown with a horn, on the left a man is balancing on one foot on a moving horse while another performer stands nearby, the audience stands in the background J.A.W

Circus scene showing a man (magician?) standing on a table holding a c...

Woodside's drawing may be a copy after an illustration from an 1815 English edition of "Songs of the Chase." Inscribed in pencil on verso: This is a copy by John A. Woodside of a vignette cut in the book "Songs... more

Two acrobats

Two acrobats

Print shows a male bareback rider, with arms folded, standing on the backs of two horses while balancing on his right leg his male partner who is bending over backwards. Title from item. Forms part of: Popular ... more

Acrobats on horseback

Acrobats on horseback

Title devised by Library staff.

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

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

Little Mac's double feat of equitation

During the 1864 presidential campaign a popular analogy was drawn between Democratic presidential candidate George B. McClellan and an acrobat uneasily straddling two horses at once. The artist here portrays th... more

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons..

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons..

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons de Miss Menken pour arrêter un fiacre Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons..

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons..

Prudhomme obligé de prendre des leçons de Miss Menken pour arrêter un fiacre Courtesy of Boston Public Library

La roue.
La roue
Daikyokuba

Daikyokuba

Japanese prints shows circus performers engaged in various activities including performing acrobatic activities, trick riding, lion and tiger taming, working with an elephant and horses.

The lion king

The lion king

Print shows a male circus performer standing among a lion, a tiger, two wolves, and a leopard; he is holding a large piece of beef overhead with his left hand. C3389 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publ... more

Female bareback act

Female bareback act

Print shows a female circus performer standing and riding on a bareback horse. C3384 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Copyright number inscribed in ... more

Male act, no. 107

Male act, no. 107

Print shows a male circus performer doing a handstand while riding on a bareback horse. C3388 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Copyright number insc... more

Male act, no. 105

Male act, no. 105

Print shows a male circus performer standing and riding on a bareback horse. C3386 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Copyright number inscribed in pe... more

Male act, no. 106

Male act, no. 106

Print shows a male circus performer standing and riding on a bareback horse, with one foot on the horse's head and one on its back. C3387 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyri... more

Scarf act

Scarf act

Print shows a female circus performer riding on a bareback horse and jumping over a large ribbon held by two male performers and landing on the back of the horse after it passes beneath the ribbon. C3385 U.S. C... more

Henri Lachambre, aéronaute-constructeur breveté, Paris. 24, Passage des Favorites, 24. Paris / Fievoir(?) dele.

Henri Lachambre, aéronaute-constructeur breveté, Paris. 24, Passage de...

Advertisement for aeronaut and balloon manufacturer Henri Lachambre shows a balloon "H. Lachambre" with two passengers floating through a scene of animals, circus performers, and toy balloons.

Can he do it?

Can he do it?

President Garfield walking a tight rope "senatorial courtesy" holding a pole "executive perogative,""Stanley Matthews" and another man on his back.

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" / J. Keppler.

The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" / J. Keppler.

Illustration shows a circus performance under the big top with Uncle Sam as ringmaster for a show with a bucking bronco or donkey labeled "Tariff Question"; the donkey has already thrown one man labeled "Democr... more

Sig. Giacomo Galetti: the European bird monarch : with his unexcelled birds in their wonderful feats

Sig. Giacomo Galetti: the European bird monarch : with his unexcelled ...

22378Bp2s U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Postor showing Giacomo Galetti with birds.

Buffalo Bill combination in "May Cody or lost and won."

Buffalo Bill combination in "May Cody or lost and won."

Circus poster showing vignettes of scenes in the play. Written expressly for W.F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) by Maj. A.S. Burt U.S.A. Damaged top, part missing. Triangular shape. Title from item. Gift; Alice & Leslie ... more

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth

Circus poster showing pictures of Barnum and Bailey. Title from item.

Juego del circo

Juego del circo

Game has numbered areas showing different circus acts, involving horseback riding, acrobatics, and juggling. The accompanying text describes the rules of the game. Prop. de I T. Orellana. Asegurado conforme a l... more

Tompkin's real wild west frontier exhibition and European circus

Tompkin's real wild west frontier exhibition and European circus

A two-sided circus poster showing circus and wild west shows. Purchase. Title from item.

Joseph Herz & Company

Joseph Herz & Company

Persistent URL: digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,3555 ( http://digital.lib.muohio.edu/u?/tradecards,3555 ) .. Subject (TGM): Women; Costumes; Clothing & dress; Capes (Clothing); Monocles; Circus perfo... more

Now ready in the New York ledger, Maubikeck, the lion-tamer.

Now ready in the New York ledger, Maubikeck, the lion-tamer.

A man stands in front of a lion while three men watch. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Adam Forepaugh shows and the historic bible spectacle. The fall of Ninevah..

Adam Forepaugh shows and the historic bible spectacle. The fall of Nin...

Circus poster showing Jonah prophesying, the Median assault, the triumphal procession and the slave market. Title from item.

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)

Circus pageant with costumed dancers

Circus pageant with costumed dancers

40030Zp2s U.S. Copyright Office. Title devised by Library staff. Note: Top of poster appears to be missing.

The "peanut" Hagenbeck and his "senatorial courtesy" animal show / C.J. Taylor.

The "peanut" Hagenbeck and his "senatorial courtesy" animal show / C.J...

Print shows David B. Hill as the animal trainer Carl "Hagenbeck" performing a circus act with trained animals labeled "Murphy, Pugh, Chandler, Peffer, Morgan, Coke, Higgins, Stewart, Teller, Cullom, [and] Hoar"... more

Princess Ali /

Princess Ali /

Princess Ali, of Barnum and Bailey's Circus, is filmed performing an Egyptian dance. As she dances, some musicians perform in the background to provide accompaniment. Copyright: no reg. Performer: Princess Ali.... more

"Step up, gentlemen, and try your luck!" / Dalrymple.

"Step up, gentlemen, and try your luck!" / Dalrymple.

Print shows a ringmaster labeled "Harrity Chairman Dem. Natl. Com." standing on the left and the Democratic Donkey wearing a saddle labeled "1896" and "$50,000 a year for the man who can ride on this donkey to ... more

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

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)

The great Wallace shows ... The Jacksons - Eccentric stilt skaters ..

The great Wallace shows ... The Jacksons - Eccentric stilt skaters ..

Circus poster showing performers on elevated skates and comic skating figures. A large piece at the lower right hand, small upper middle portion is missing. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Ringling Brothers world's greatest shows - Hotly contested races in the real Roman hippodrome

Ringling Brothers world's greatest shows - Hotly contested races in th...

Circus poster showing three men straddled on two horses each, racing. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Adjie and the lions

Adjie and the lions

Woman seated in cage with three lions. Copyright by Baker Art Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.

Ringling Bros' worlds greatest shows

Ringling Bros' worlds greatest shows

Circus poster showing Ringling Brothers with clown and lady. 23393 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit. Title from item.

"Through peace to happiness" / Keppler.

"Through peace to happiness" / Keppler.

Print shows William McKinley as a circus ringmaster trying to coax a defiant Emilio Aguinaldo to jump through a hoop labeled "Peace"; standing in the background are three figures labeled "Cuba", "Porto Rico" [i... more

The new musical comedy, Hotel Topsy Turvy

The new musical comedy, Hotel Topsy Turvy

13519 U.S. Copyright Office "Herald Square Theatre." Caption: An angel making circus folk happy. Created and "copyright 1899 by The Strobridge Litho Co, Cin'ti & New York." N.Y. no. 8381. Forms part of: Theatri... more

Carl A. Haswin and his company in A lion's heart

Carl A. Haswin and his company in A lion's heart

Includes portrait in upper left corner. D17415 U.S. Copyright Office Captions: Let me speak to her; What do you all want here? Created and "copyright, 1900, by The U.S. Printing Co., Russell-Morgan Print., Cinc... more

A much-needed comedy element in the campaign of 1900 / Dalrymple.

A much-needed comedy element in the campaign of 1900 / Dalrymple.

Illustration showing Admiral George Dewey as a circus clown, with William Jennings Bryan on a donkey labeled "Dem Party" and William McKinley on an elephant labeled "GOP" under the big top of a circus; Puck, as... more

Hagenbeck-Wallace circus

Hagenbeck-Wallace circus

Circus poster showing bust portraits of Carl Hagenbeck and B.E. Wallace surrounded with animals and performers. Title from item.

John Robinson's 10 big shows. Circus - Museum - Menegarie ... Novelties, artists, curios, marvels of land and sea ..

John Robinson's 10 big shows. Circus - Museum - Menegarie ... Noveltie...

Circus poster showing the interior view of a temple with hundreds of dancing women performing around the throne. 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)

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Roman standing races on the Hippodrome track Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Roman standing races on th...

Circus poster showing races with each man straddling two horses. See Bar. & Bai. 1900.32. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co. Title from item. Exchange; Hastings, R.B. 1944.

Kelly and Miller Circus..

Kelly and Miller Circus..

Circus poster showing two men in chariots racing. Purchase ; Title from item.

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.

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Exciting hurdle and jockey races Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Exciting hurdle and jockey...

Circus poster showing jockeys on horses jumping a hedge. See Bar. & Bai. 1900.29. Copyright by The Strobridge Litho. Co. Title from item. Exchange; Hastings, R.B. 1944.

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth. Une grandiose exhibition de phénomenes humains..

The Barnum and Bailey greatest show on earth. Une grandiose exhibition...

Circus poster showing portraits of many circus performers. Authorized by The Strobridge Litho Co. Title from item.

John Robinson's 4 ring circus and spectacular King Solomon ... 300 circus acts ... seats 20,000 people ..

John Robinson's 4 ring circus and spectacular King Solomon ... 300 cir...

Circus poster showing framed black and white interior view of big top full of acts on board. Poster is from a photo by D'Arcass. It has a broken crack down the center and the upper left corner is missing. Title... more

Waiting for the balloon ascension / J.S. Pughe.

Waiting for the balloon ascension / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows J. Pierpont Morgan as a strong man at a circus, attempting to inflate a balloon labeled "Steel Stock" with a pump labeled "Enormous Earnings", in the background is a crowd of people, some hol... more

A tidy job; but-- / J.S. Pughe.

A tidy job; but-- / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows New York City mayor Seth Low, as a lion tamer holding a whip, standing next to the Tammany Tiger which is bound in ribbons labeled "Civic Honesty, Fusion, Decent Government, Municipal Reforms... more

Ringling Brothers world's greatest shows ... Jerusalem and the crusades

Ringling Brothers world's greatest shows ... Jerusalem and the crusade...

Circus poster showing a crusader, giraffes, elephants, historical scene and five Ringling Brothers. Copyright in 1903 by Courier Co. Lith. Dpt. Title from item.

The circus ring, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y. City

The circus ring, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y. City

Stereograph showing groups of people watching circus performers in various circus rings. H49758 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1904 by American Stereoscopic Co. No. 2. Title from item.

John Robinson's ten enormous shows combined

John Robinson's ten enormous shows combined

A two-sided circus poster showing a large circus herald covered with text and pictures of acts: animals, acrobats, parades, horseback riding, novelty acts, etc. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Hobart's big united circus acts. Price Valley County fair..

Hobart's big united circus acts. Price Valley County fair..

Circus poster showing Asian performers in oriental costume performing balancing acts. Purchase. Title from item.

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows... Triple circus. East India exposition... Wild beast exposition..

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows... Triple circus. East India expositi...

Circus poster showing text surrounded by pictures of wild animals and equestrian performances. Copyright deposit. Title from item.

Vallecita's leopards / The Photo Crafts Shop of Denver.

Vallecita's leopards / The Photo Crafts Shop of Denver.

Leopard and female trainer in cage. H74421 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 84.

Ringling Bros. big beautiful spectacle. The field of the cloth of gold ... Tremendous big new street parade..

Ringling Bros. big beautiful spectacle. The field of the cloth of gold...

Circus poster showing two separate images: one with a dancing women, the other with a royally dressed man on horseback blowing a horn. The upper lefthand corner is missing. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows. Hindu bear hunters and animals trainers

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows. Hindu bear hunters and animals train...

Circus poster showing bears and Hindu trainers. Copyright deposit. Title from item.

Carl Hagenbeck's East India exposition... The Hindoo colony in all its native splendor... An entire village... 100 - natives - 100..

Carl Hagenbeck's East India exposition... The Hindoo colony in all its...

Circus poster showing various pictures of Indians on elephants in native clothing performing. Copyright deposit. Title from item.

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows. The East Indian colony in ceremonial pomp

The Carl Hagenbeck greater shows. The East Indian colony in ceremonial...

Circus poster showing Indians with elephants. 12587A U.S. Copyright Office Title from item.