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[Circus sketches: acrobats and circus animals]
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

Adolphe Franconi standing on one leg on a saddle on the back of a horse, facing left, he is wearing a hat and has both arms extended, holding a flower in his right hand, during a circus performance MSR

Adolphe Franconi standing on one leg on a saddle on the back of a hors...

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on stone with initials on lower right. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing right, legs spread, with right foot on the rump of the horse, right hand extended to the left, holding a hat in his left hand, during a circus performance MSR

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing right, legs s...

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on stone with initials on lower left. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing leftt, legs spread, with right foot on the rump of the horse, holding flags in both hands close to his chest, during a circus performance MSR

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing leftt, legs s...

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on stone with initials on lower right. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Adolphe Franconi standing on a saddle on the back of a horse, facing right, he is wearing a uniform and holding a rifle at his side, during a circus performance

Adolphe Franconi standing on a saddle on the back of a horse, facing r...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Panorama of the times, British Cartoon Print

Panorama of the times, British Cartoon Print

Print shows a man, the celebrated juggler, standing on a stage greeting the audience, sitting at his sides are two hurdy-gurdy players, one on a box labeled "Money Box" and the other on a box labeled "Quack Med... More

Paul of Franconi's circus, front side

Paul of Franconi's circus, front side

Print shows "Paul of Franconi's circus" standing on one leg on the bare back of a horse, facing right, bent at the waist with right leg extended to the rear, right hand raised upward, and left hand holding ridi... More

Paul of Franconi's circus, back side

Paul of Franconi's circus, back side

Print shows "Paul of Franconi's circus" standing on one leg on the bare back of a horse, facing right with back toward viewer, bent at the waist with left leg extended to the rear, leftt hand holding riding cro... More

Paul of Franconi's circus, standing on one leg on the bare back of a horse, facing right, holding a chair overhead with left hand, during a circus performance

Paul of Franconi's circus, standing on one leg on the bare back of a h...

Title devised by Library staff. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows

Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows

Poster showing woman with six tigers. Title from item.

Emmett Kelly Jr. Circus

Emmett Kelly Jr. Circus

Poster showing portrait of Emmett Kelly. Title from item.

Frank Miller presents the world's greatest dancing horses

Frank Miller presents the world's greatest dancing horses

Poster showing dancing horses. Title from item.

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.

L'opinion / lith Van Geleyn.

L'opinion / lith Van Geleyn.

Humorous print shows a theatrical performer on an outdoor stage shooting at a balloon, labeled "L'opinion," as a man leaps from the basket and a woman clings to a rope below the basket. Band members and another... More

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.

Eddy Bros. 3 ring circus

Eddy Bros. 3 ring circus

Circus poster showing various circus scenes. Title from item.

"The traveling comedians" - Print, Library of Congress collection

"The traveling comedians" - Print, Library of Congress collection

Print shows a monkey and a dog waiting outdoors, next to a wall where a large tambourine is leaning, near a door, with the monkey's hat on the ground. G1539 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Copyrighted b... More

A lʹhippodrome - l'equilibre dans l'air / Lefman, sc.

A lʹhippodrome - l'equilibre dans l'air / Lefman, sc.

French caricature shows the balloonist Camille Dartois in a balloon labeled "Hippodrome" and Bradbury, a circus performer, standing while riding a horse at the Hippodrome, Paris. Title from item. Illus. from: L... More

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)

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.

The rival side shows

The rival side shows

No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

The rival side shows
Enormous railroad shows all united in one consolidation

Enormous railroad shows all united in one consolidation

Poster showing parade float with Columbia and four women and a portrait of Washington on side of it. Picture caption: "Columbia" her court of beauty. Signed: E. Rattiergalter '82 (2). Title from item. Purchase; 1986.

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

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.

The St. Bernard dogs

The St. Bernard dogs

Photograph shows ten St. Bernard dogs sitting on four tier pedastals.

Hoop la!

Hoop la!

No accession number. This catalog record contains preliminary or unverified data from a project done in BRS software, ca. 1985. mm / 860224.

Hoop la!
Circus rings, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y

Circus rings, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y

"471" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 062716. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Juego del circo - Print, Library of Congress collection

Juego del circo - Print, Library of Congress collection

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.

Circus rings, Luna Park, Coney Island, N.Y.
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

[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

[Main entrance, Ringling Bros. circus]
[Barber Bros. diorama]
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

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.

"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

It's no use kicking, he must obey his boss / C.J. Taylor.

It's no use kicking, he must obey his boss / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows Thomas C. Platt waving his top hat while riding on the back of a bucking donkey labeled "Tribune" and with the face of Whitelaw Reid, in the ring at the "G.O.P. Circus"; among those in the audience ... More

Adjie and her trained lions

Adjie and her trained lions

Photograph shows Adjie, holding whip, sitting in cage next to large yawning lion.

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)

Stop ridin? no, siree

Stop ridin? no, siree

(DLC/PP-1935:0022). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "His Word of Honor" by Bliss Perry, Century, 56:735 (Sept. 1898).

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.

[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.

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.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Aufregendes Romisches wettreiten im stehen..

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Aufregendes Romisc...

Poster showing men racing while riding two horses at once. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. Printed in America. Title from item.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Wundervoll und Lächerlich Ballspielende Hunde..

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Wundervoll und Läc...

Poster showing dogs performing with balls. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. Printed in America. Title from item.

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.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Possirliches und Wundervolles Auftreten von Haushähnen und Gänsen..

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Possirliches und W...

Poster showing clowns performing with geese, roosters and a donkey. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. Printed in America. Title from item.

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.

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Reiter-wettrennen. Der Springende jockey..

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Reiter-wettrennen....

Poster showing a man standing on horse bareback. Copyright by the Strobridge Litho. Co., Cincinnati & New York. Printed in America. 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.

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus greatest wild animal show in the world

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus greatest wild animal show in the w...

Circus poster showing people entering the big top and a large clown face. Purchase ; Title from item.

Kelly and Miller Circus..

Kelly and Miller Circus..

Circus poster showing two men in chariots racing. Purchase ; 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.

Schreyer the Wonder

Schreyer the Wonder

Photograph shows large crowd watching acrobat Max Schreyer doing daredevil bicycle flying stunt from long ramp.

John Robinson's 10 big shows. Most wonderfully educated elephants on earth

John Robinson's 10 big shows. Most wonderfully educated elephants on e...

Circus poster showing seven elephants playing musical instruments on board. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

[Posters advertising Welsh Brothers Circus, Mifflin, Pennsylvania]
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

Bostock's trained lions

Bostock's trained lions

Photograph shows man sitting in chair with newspaper surrounded by thirteen lions. Copyright 1903 by Hall. Hall, N. Y. No. 1. Title from item.

Hoop-La!

Hoop-La!

Circus poster showing a clown: leg kicking through hoop. Title from item.

Bostock's trained animals -- Lady & leopards

Bostock's trained animals -- Lady & leopards

Photograph shows woman seated, surrounded by five leopards on pedestals and one on floor at her feet. Hall, N. Y. Title from item.

Bostock's trained animals -- An affectionate bear

Bostock's trained animals -- An affectionate bear

Photograph shows man, holding whip, being hugged by bear; dogs on pedastals in the background. Copyright 1903 by Hall. Hall, N. Y. Title from item.

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 trained bears riding on a Merry-Go-Round pulled by a pony. The Circus, Coney Island Island, New York

The trained bears riding on a Merry-Go-Round pulled by a pony. The Cir...

H53671 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright 1904 by H.C. White Co. On mount: The "Perfec" Stereograph. (Trade Mark.). Patented April 14, 1903. 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.

The Circus ring, Luna Park, Cleveland, Ohio

The Circus ring, Luna Park, Cleveland, Ohio

Detroit Publishing Co. no. 018650. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

The daring ride of Mrs. Eunice (Winkless) Padfield, July 4th 1905

The daring ride of Mrs. Eunice (Winkless) Padfield, July 4th 1905

Photograph shows large crowd of spectators watching Eunice Padfield and horse diving from high tower; animal act possibly taken place in Pueblo, Colorado.

Trouble ahead for the trainer / J.S. Pughe.

Trouble ahead for the trainer / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows President Theodore Roosevelt as a trainer in a circus, holding a whip and getting tangled in ropes attached to a hippopotamus labeled "The Trusts", an elephant labeled "G.O.P.", a donkey labe... More

The Circus ring, Luna Park, Cleveland, O[hio]
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.

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.

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.

Vallecita's leopards

Vallecita's leopards

Female animal trainer and leopard. H74421 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo from the Photo Crafts Shop of Denver. No. 84.

[Elephants from Ringling Bros.--Circus, trains and crowd of people]
Miller Bros. 101 ranch. Wild west

Miller Bros. 101 ranch. Wild west

Circus poster showing an Indian smoking a pipe. 21536A U.S. Copyright Office Title from item.

Y.M.C.A. Circus

Y.M.C.A. Circus

Poster showing a clown. Signed G. Reges Jr. '08. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Buffalo Ranch. Real wild west

Buffalo Ranch. Real wild west

Poster showing scenes of equestrian foot ball and the real Indian war dance. No. 3319. Title from item.

Tompkin's real wild west frontier exhibitionCooper and Whitby's European circus

Tompkin's real wild west frontier exhibitionCooper and Whitby's Europe...

A two-sided circus poster showing Tompkins on right and Cooper & Whitby's on left. Purchase. Title from item.

Campbell Bros. Circus at Plains, Mont.

Campbell Bros. Circus at Plains, Mont.

Copyright by E.J. Frazier, Thompson, Mont.

The great impeeryul sirkus Toddles brings prosperity.

The great impeeryul sirkus Toddles brings prosperity.

Motion picture poster for "The Great Impeeryul Sirkus" shows a circus ring master sitting on a horse that is on the ground. A crowd of spectators looks on from stands. "Selig animal comedy." Title from item.

[Work horses of Ringling Bros. Circus]

[Work horses of Ringling Bros. Circus]

J194233 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Kenneth Spencer; July 11, 1914. Title derived from copyright deposit records.

Circus scene. Crowds in front of Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus sideshow tent
Circus scene. Crowds in front of Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus sideshow tent
Downie Bros. Big 3 ring circus. "Teddy" famous New York hippodrome elephant

Downie Bros. Big 3 ring circus. "Teddy" famous New York hippodrome ele...

Circus poster showing performing elephants with women - trainer hanging by head from elephant's mouth. Purchase. Title from item.

Circus broadcasted by radio for first time

Circus broadcasted by radio for first time

Photograph shows Dolly, a two year old elephant, rehearsing her "song" before the microphone in Madison Square Garden for the broadcasting of the Big Circus (Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey) to be sent out ... More

Sells Floto circus The Flying Wards featuring Miss Mamie Ward Erie Litho. Co., New York

Sells Floto circus The Flying Wards featuring Miss Mamie Ward Erie Lit...

Circus poster showing nine aerialists performing. Purchase; (DLC/PP-1984:192). Copyright by Sells Floto Show Co. Title from item.

Sparks Circus. Mankichi Troupe of marvelous acrobats, aerialists, jugglers & balancing artists

Sparks Circus. Mankichi Troupe of marvelous acrobats, aerialists, jugg...

Circus poster showing performers in oriental costume doing many balancing acts. Purchase. Title from item.

Free Strawberry roan rodeo state fair

Free Strawberry roan rodeo state fair

Circus poster for rodeo showing a cowboy on horse chasing steer. Title from item.

Hagenbeck-Wallace and Forepaugh-Sells Bros

Hagenbeck-Wallace and Forepaugh-Sells Bros

Poster showing five portraits. Title from item.

Clyde Beatty Circus

Clyde Beatty Circus

Circus poster showing a woman with butterfly wings sitting on an elephant. Title from item.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey the greatest show on earth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey the greatest show on earth

Circus poster showing a tiger growling above text. See earlier, larger issue in 1942-1. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey the greatest show on earth

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey the greatest show on earth

Circus poster showing a hippo above text. See earlier, larger issue in 1942-2. Title from item. Copyright deposit.

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