Lois Johnson circus collection

Summary Information

The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Lois Johnson circus collection
Circa 1930s-1970s
Circa 12 linear ft. (excluding oversized posters)
Multiple languages

Preferred Citation note

Lois Johnson circus collection. Coll No. 1982.018. McFarlin Library. Department of Special Collections and University Archives. University of Tulsa.

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Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, stationery, and ephemera related to circuses in the United States and abroad.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives 9 January 2013

McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa, OK, 74104-3123


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Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Anthony Garnett, 1982. Circus posters were a gift from Lois Johnson, 1985.

Processing Information note

Arranged and described by Milissa Burkart, 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Garnett, Anthony
  • Johnson, Lois


  • Circus -- Collectibles.
  • Circus posters.
  • Circus.

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Collection Inventory


Agnes 1961   1.0 Item

Ahern, Will and Gladys Undated   1.0 Item

Aitchison, Ned and Helen 1970, undated   5.0 Items

Allen, Earl 1966, undated   2.0 Items

Allen, Jean 1955   1.0 Item

Amusement Corporation of America   2.0 Items

Anderson, Bud E. 1943, undated   4.0 Items

Bartok, Doc and Betty 1962   1.0 Item

Barring Outdoor Advertising Agency, Inc. 1951   1.0 Item

Barry, Augusta and Howard Undated   1.0 Item

Beatty, Clyde and Harriet Undated   1.0 Item

Bennett, Richard (Circus Clown) 1967-1969, undated   4.0 Items

Benson, John T. (Wild Animals and Birds) 1940   1.0 Item

Bernard, Charles (circusania dealer) 1933   4.0 Items

Bill (Theatre Equipment Dealers Association) 1949   1.0 Item

Bob and Clara 1956   1.0 Item

Bowers, Sid Undated   1.0 Item

Boyd 1956   1.0 Item

Brazda, Ludema E. 1966   1.0 Item

Brown, Harry N. 1965   1.0 Item

Buffalo Bill Carson Undated   3.0 Items

Buffalo Bill Museum Undated   1.0 Item

Burke, Billie Undated   3.0 Item

Caudle, Jy 1952   1.0 Item

Circus Enterprises 1948   2.0 Items

Circus Hall of Fame Undated   4.0 Items

Circus Modeler, The Undated   1.0 Item

Circus Review, The 1956, 1966   2.0 Items

Circus Saints and Sinners Club 1962   1.0 Item

Circus Round-Up & Home-Coming Association 1953, undated   2.0 Items

Cole Brothers Circus (Noyelles D. Burkhart) 1949   1.0 Item

Conley, M.D., H. H. 1958, undated   2.0 Item Includes typescript of "Circus History of Colorado Springs" by Conley.

Couls, Marijo and Bob Undated   1.0 Item

Cristiani, Lucio 1956   1.0 Item

Cristiani, Pete and Norma Undated   1.0 Item

Circus Fans Association 1937-1971   17.0 Items Correspondence.

Circus Fans Association 1931-1972, undated   20.0 Items Convention programs, dinner menu, "Circus Day" score, unused letterhead.

Circus Fans Association 1944, 1954, 1958   3.0 Items Member rosters.

Circus Fans Association 1952-1970, undated   7.0 Items Convention ribbons, membership cards.

Circus Fans Association 1947, 1953, 1955   6.0 Items Press cuttings.

Circus History Society 1952-1967, undated   17.0 Items Convention programs, correspondence, Society election results, unused letterhead, convention ribbon. Includes "The Hartford Fire is Still Smoldering" by F. Berverly Kelley.

Circus World Museum 1962-1974, undated   17.0 Items Corespondence, brochures, bumper sticker, decal.

Circus World Museum Circa 1961   15.0 Pages [Proposed publicity packet]

Circus World Museum Undated   5.0 Items Publicity packet, souvenir booklets, souvenir map.

Dale, J. 1968   1.0 Item

Dardenne, Mrs. 1956   1.0 Item

Davenport, Eva 1958   1.0 Item

Dean, Frank and Bernice 1970   1.0 Item

Decker, Oscar 1964, 1969, undated   4.0 Items

Democratic State Committee (Jefferson City, MO) 1948   1.0 Item

Dutch 1956, 1960, undated   3.0 Items

Duvall, [George] 1934   1.0 Item

Eagles Circus Club, Inc., Paul 1962-1969, undated   6.0 Items

Earl 1962, 1964   2.0 Items

Eddie 1936-1955   5.0 Items

Elks, Benevolent Protective Order of (Joplin, MO) Circa 1961   2.0 Items

Ernest 1934   1.0 Item

Evans, Merle 1940, 1945, undated   7.0 Items Includes typed and mimeograph copies of a brief biography of Merle Evans from boyhood to 1970.

Fast, Clarence Tracy 1950   1.0 Item

Finney, Clinton W. Undated   1.0 Item Typescript of "Who's Who" by Clinton W. Finney.

Fisher, Chas. (Bond's Stores, Inc.) 1960   1.0 Item

Fizzell, Frank and Mona Undated   1.0 Item

Francis, Don B. (Miniature circus and circusania) 1955   1.0 Item

Frye, Edward B. Undated   1.0 Item

General Business Forms Undated   1.0 Item

Good, Robert D. 1959, undated   2.0 Items

Gorrow, M. G. 1961   2.0 Items Includes "Circus Going On" by M. G. Gorrow.

Green's Enterprises, Bill 1943, 1956   3.0 Items

Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus April 3   1.0 Item

Hale, Tige Undated   1.0 Item

Hanley, Lawrence M. Undated   1.0 Item

Harry 1958-1959   2.0 Items

Hart, C. R. Undated   1.0 Item

Hersey's Circus Undated   1.0 Item

Hubler Combined Shows Undated   1.0 Item

Ingraham, H. C. Undated   5.0 Pages Typescript of "Professional Recognition" by H. C. Ingraham.

Jackson, Eddie M. 1956, undated   4.0 Items

Jacobs, Terrell 1955   1.0 Item

Jan and Makl 1955   1.0 Item

Jimenez, Julian Undated   2.0 Items

Jimmy 1962   1.0 Item

Joseph, Herman Undated   3.0 Items

Kanigher, T. 1969   1.0 Item

Kasiska, Bill Undated   1.0 Item

Kelly, Al G. & Miller Bros. 1952   1.0 Item

Kelly Tent Topics, Emmett 1973   1.0 Item Vol. XXIX, No. 9

Kelly, H. L. "Cook-house" Undated   1.0 Item

Keys, Chief & Tellie Undated   1.0 Item

Kiwanis Club of Joplin` 1968   1.0 Item Membership and officers list.

Killian, Grace M. 1962   1.0 Item

King, Bob 1961   1.0 Item

King, Floyd 1964   1.0 Item

King, Orin C. 1956   1.0 Item

Kitto, Charley (Wm. C. Coup Top No. 19, CFA) 1936   1.0 Item

Kitzman, Francis 1959, 1968, undated   7.0 Items

La Velda, Ted and Carrie Undated   2.0 Items

Leonard, Bette 1955, 1962, undated   8.0 Items

Lindeman, Peter H. 1956   2.0 Items

Long, Joe C. 1966   1.0 Item


Mack 1940   1.0 Item

Mary Undated   2.0 Items

Masterson's Rail Road Shows 1911   1.0 Item Program

McCaffery, J. C. 1954   1.0 Item

McDermott, C. H. Undated   1.0 Item

McNea, Bob Undated   1.0 Item

Meeker, Ferol E. 1961   1.0 Item

Miller, Art, Louise and Sharon Undated   2.0 Items

Miller, Ollie and Midge Undated   1.0 Item

Miller, Ralph 1932-1933   5.0 Items

Mills, Jack (Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus) 1952-1957, undated   4.0 Items

Milton, Earl R. 1956   1.0 Item

Mills, Thomas H. 1965   1.0 Item

Mix Museum, Inc., Tom Undated   1.0 Item Brochure

Morell, Eliza and Forrest Undated   1.0 Item

Mother Undated   1.0 Item

Naramore, Bill 1962   1.0 Item

National Save the Circus Society 1938-1939   2.0 Items Membership cards.

Nolan, Thomas C. Undated   1.0 Item


Page, K. A. Undated   1.0 Item

Panisko, Frank A. and family Undated   1.0 Item

 ` Pepke, Pete (Pepke Bros.) 1964   1.0 Item

Pfening, Jr. Fred Undated   1.0 Item

Plunkett, Cleo Undated   1.0 Item

Powers, Dr. H. 1949   1.0 Item

Rader, O. and family of Vera Undated   1.0 Item

[Raku], Orlo J. Undated   3.0 Items

Ralph 1937, 1943   2.0 Items

Ringling 49'ers Circa 1958   1.0 Item

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circa 1946   1.0 Item

Ringling Museums Undated   5.0 Items Brochures, publicity material.

[Rosenheim], J. C. (Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus) Undated   1.0 Item

Rossi, Joe Undated   1.0 Item

Ruback, Jack and Carolyn (Alamo Exposition Shows) Undated   2.0 Items

Rumbaugh, H. J. (John Pawling Great London 3 Ring Circus) 1949   1.0 Item

[Ruppert], Edw. Undated   1.0 Item

Sawdust and Spangles (Ted Meyer) 1952   1.0 Item

Scott, Haywood 1952   1.0 Item

Seal Bros. [1934]   1.0 Item

Scaperlanda, Tom and Georgie Undated   1.0 Item

Schlarbaum, Charles (Band master, Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus) 1961   1.0 Item

Schultz, Fred 1952   1.0 Item

Schweikert, Walter and Dorothy Undated   1.0 Item

[Senhamer], Norman G. Undated   2.0 Items

Shangri-la (Captain's Club) 1970   1.0 Item

Sherman, Tex 1931   1.0 Item

Showfolks of Sarasota 1968   2.0 Items Banquet and band programs.

Singh, Arumai 1961   1.0 Item

Smith, Don F. 1948, 1956, 1963, undated   5.0 Items

Smith, Jack Undated   1.0 Item

Smith, John H. 1969   1.0 Item

Sonnenberg, C. A. 1941   1.0 Item

Stencell, Al (Stencell Bros. Combined Shows) 1962, 1969`   3.0 Items

Stevens, "Little Bob" Undated   4.0 Items Includes brief typed bio.

Sullins College Alumnae Association 1956   1.0 Item

Sullivan, Joe (Robbins Circus) Undated   1.0 Item

Showmen's League 1945-1968, undated   28.0 Items Correspondence, convention programs, by-laws, membership cards.

Taber, Bob 1960   1.0 Item

Teubert-Folz, Carl 1962   3.0 Items

Tibbals, H. C. 1967   1.0 Item

Tucker family 1935   1.0 Item

Tusko Corp. 1959   1.0 Item

Tyson, Walter W. 1953   1.0 Item


Ulrich, L. B. Undated   1.0 Item

U.S. Printing and Engraving Co. 1937   1.0 Item

Vogelsang, Johnny Undated   1.0 Item

Warner Bros. PIctures Distributing Corp. 1955   2.0 Items

Weeks, Ely 1965   1.0 Item

Wells, E. W. Undated   1.0 Item

Wilcox, Bill and Jackie 1941, undated   4.0 Items

Wixom, Clyde 1964   1.0 Item

Woodcock, W. H. 1939, 1949, 1963   3.0 Items

Unidentified and envelopes.   25.0 Items

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Circus newspapers 

The Circus News Primarily undated   66.0 Items

The Circus Preview Undated 

The Circus Review 1958-1965, undated   16.0 Items

The Circus World 1955, undated   14.0 Items

The Exposition World-News, Vol. 30, No. 10 Undated 

The History of Delavan, Vol. 1, No. 1 Undated 

Lincoln County Fair News September 1949 

News-Bulletin (Shreveport, Louisiana), Vol. 1, No. 1 March 1938 

The Ranch News (The Best from the West) Undated 

The Rodeo News (The Best from the West) Undated 

Sawdust and Spangles, Vol. 1, No. 4, 6-7 1952 

The Showman - Circus News in Pictures 1946   2.0 Items

The Show World (Circus Special), Vol. 19, No. 45 Undated 

Southwestern Wisconsin Fair Society Circa 1957 

The World's Fair 1950, 1952   2.0 Items

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Daily newspapers 

The Adrian Journal, No. 46 20 August 1964 

The Alliance Review, No. 292-295 1-5 July 1963 

Baraboo News-Republic 1959, 1960, 1962   5.0 Items

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise featuring the Tom Mix Museum (Dewey, OK) 27 May 1968 

Cambridge Reel News 4 December 1941 

Cleveland Plain Dealer, No. 217 5 August 1942 

The Columbus Citizen 1949, 1950   2.0 Items

The Constitution, Vol. 9, No. 102 14 October 1876 

Contra Costa Times supplement 12 October 1969 

The Daily Inquirer, Vol. 56, No. 253 1 April 1953 

The Daily News, Vol. 78, No. 207 22 June 1973 

The Daily Times, Vol. 72, No. 144 18 July 1958 

The Dayton News Camerica 30 March 1952 

The Detroit News 1947, 1966   2.0 Items

The Evansville Review and The Brooklyn Teller 1962 

Gainsville Daily Register 1950, 1952   5.0 Items

The Gidding News, Vol. 61, No. 14 18 March 1949 

The Hartford Courant, Vol. 107 7-8 July 1944   2.0 Items

The Hartford Times, Vol. 104, No. 161 7 July 1944 

The Hugo Daily News 1961   2.0 Items

The Jefferson Gazette, Vol. 79, No. 31 19 April 1955 

The Kansas City Star: This Week Magazine 4 Apr 1965 

The Latrobe Bulletin, Vol 49, No. 124 14 May 1953 

Lepanto News Record, Vol. 15, No. 1 6 October 1950 

Marathon Independent, Vol 83, No. 27 26 February 1953 

Marked Tree Tribune, Vol. 46, No. 32 5 October 1950 

Mexico (Mo.) EveningLedger, Fair edition 1957 

The Miami Herald Sunday Magazine 1963, 1966   2.0 Items

The Milwaukie Journal 1939, 1970   2.0 Items

Milwaukie Sentinel 1964-1967, 1969, 1973   10.0 Items

The Mobile Press Register 27 March 1949 

Monroe Masonic News, Vol. 1, No. 2 February 1963 

The Nevada State Journal: Entertainment in the Reno-Sparks-Tahoe Circle, Vol. 12, No. 13 17 August 1968 

The News (Frederick, Maryland), Vol. 85, No. 167 30 April 1968 

New York World-Telegram: Saturday Feature Magazine 28 March 1953 

Peru Daily Tribune 1956, 1962-1963, 1968.   6.0 Items

The Pern Republican 27 December 1957 

The Pittsburg Headlight, Vol. 69, No. 142 29 September 1955 

Portland Reporter 1962, 1964   2.0 Items

The Rhode Islander: Providence Sunday Journal Magazine 9 July 1950 

Record-Searchlight and the Courier Free Press, Vol. 51, No. 177 9 September 1946 

St. Louis Globe-Democrat Sunday Magazine 6 May 1934 

St. Petersburg Times Magazine 22 January 1961 

Sarasota Sentinel, Vol. 1, No. 25 30 June 1973 

The Southeast Missourian 1969   2.0 Items

The Standard-Times, No. 3 17 August 1972 

Syracuse Herald-American Sunday Magazine 19 April 1964 

The Topeka State Journal (Advertisement section) No date 

The Sunday Bulletin: Entertainment and the Arts 28 May 1972 

Sunday Herald (Bridgeport, Connecticut), Vol. 63, No. 23 5 June 1949   2.0 Items

Terre Haute Sunday Star, Vol. 75, No. 29 20 July 1924 

Tompkins County Rural News, Vol. 25, No. 38 7 March 1956 

The Trumann Democrat, Vol. 30, No. 1 6 October 1950 

Variety, Vol. 258, No. 10 22 April 1970 

Venice Gondolier, Vol. 16, No. 40 1 December 1960 

The Westminster News 13 October 1955   2.0 Items

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Circus photographs 

101 Ranch Wild West Show: Various scenes, Playland Park.   12.0 Photographs

Bailey Bros. Circus: Images of concession truck and ticket trailer.   2.0 Photographs

Al G. Barnes: View of 10 performers in tin soldier costume.   1.0 Photograph

Bartok Circus: Images of Mr. & Mrs. Busch and elephants; Eddie Hendricks and ponies; crock and snake act by Nypmatizi; clowns; aerialist; band; and elephants.   9.0 Photographs

Clyde Beatty Circus: Images of billboard advertisement for Clyde Beatty Tamed Wild Animal; photo-negative featuring circus-goers in front of circus poster; view of unidentified man posed in front of Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. trailer. 

Campa Bros. Circus: photo-negatives featuring circus trailers.   5.0 Photographs

Capell Bros. Wild Animal Circus: View of a billboard advertisement accompanied by photo-negative.   2.0 Photographs

Circus Hall of Fame: View of the museum.   1.0 Photograph

Circus World Museum: Image of Richard Bennett and his elephants.   1.0 Photograph

Cole Bros. Circus: Staged promotional photo featuring CFA fans photographing circus performer Corkey Cristiani (Dayton).   1.0 Photograph

Geo. W. Cole Famous Circus: View of an unidentified man standing in front of circus posters posted on the side of a building.   1.0 Photographs

Cristiani Bros. Circus: Views of the ticket taker, performers at main entrance, and panel truck with loud speakers.   3.0 Photographs

Dailey Bros. Circus: Various scenes of set up, circus trailers and vehicles, circus animals and performers.   19.0 Photographs

Fraser Bros. Miniature 3-Ring Trained Wild Animal Railroad Circus: Color snaphshot of the setup.   1.0 Photograph

Gasca Bros. Circus: Views of the circus in Juarez, Mexico; trampoline act members (sons of the show owner).   3.0 Photographs

Hagen Bros. Circus: View of a "Blackie" with his dogs and goat; clowns.   2.0 Photographs

Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus: View of circus horses in a street parade; view of the circus band.   2.0 Photographs

Tige Hale's Gold Medal Concert Band: Group photo of the band members.   1.0 Photograph

Horne Bros. Circus: Scene of the circus grounds and tents.   1.0 Photograph

Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus: Scenes of circus billboards, circus elephants and equestriennes, general scenes of the circus grounds.   12.0 Photographs

Mighty Haas Circus: View of men standing before a circus rail car.   1.0 Photograph

Tom Mix Circus: Views of set-up, circus horses, tents and workers.   9.0 Photographs

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: View of the Side Show tent; group photo of the members of Carl Clair's Band; and 2 unidentified men tanding in front of Greatest Show on Earth poster; series of snapshots documenting the arrival of rail cars loaded with circus trucks and materials, view of the cook tent and other behind-the-scenes shots.   24.0 Photographs

Royal Bros. Circus: View of a circus truck with trailer.   1.0 Photograph

Shrine Circus: View of Merle Evans and his band, Wichita, Kansas; group snapshot of T. Jacobs, G. Hubler, E. Creager (Shrine Circus chairman), and Jack Smith (Cole Show).   3.0 Photographs

Stevenes Bros. Circus: Views of the set-up, tents, and circus animals.   9.0 Photographs

Performers: Ted Allen; Bill & Milly; Charles T. Hunt, Sr.; Julian Jimenez; The Two Linares; Pete H. Lindeman; The Dorchester Troupe; Sally Rand; and Carl Teubert-Folz. 

Circus-related photographs: General scenes; animals and equipment; unidentified individuals; snapshots of a shop window display of William R. Brinley's miniature circus; group photo of the attendees at the Circus Fans of Great Britain dinner.   66.0 Photographs

Non-circus personal photographs   34.0 Photographs

Oversized circus photographs 

Lewis Morrison; William Lackey; unidentified studio portrait of a group of 14 men dressed in suits and ties; studio portrait of a family of performers in costume; mounted press cutting of an picture and article about the Kiwanis Circus, inscribed to Van Pool from Bill Wilcox. 

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 1979.024 Circus posters Circa 1930s-1970s   1.0 Items

1st Annual C.M.B. & O.A. Mills Ring Meeting, Free Roll & Circus Confab. Dayton, Ohio.   29.3 x 21.5 cm

40-Horse Hitch, Courtesy Old Milwaukee Days.   40.6 x 51 cm

Adams Bros. Circus. Moberly.   117 x 35.9 cm

Al G. Kelly Bros. Circus Coming Here Soon. Freestanding placard.   34.5 x 27.2 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. 2nd Largest Circus. World's Largest Trained Hippopotamus. 2 copies. 1965   35.2 x 56.2 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. 2nd Largest Circus. Featuring the tallest animal on earth.   56.1 x 36 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus   208 x 107.5 cm

Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus. Joplin.   91.4 x 53.4 cm

Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus. Joplin.   71.1 x 53.3 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus. Tallest Animal on Earth.   56 x 35.6 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus. Greatest Wild Animal Show in the World. Carthage. 1962   55.2 x 35 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus. Greatest Wild Animal Show in the World. Municipal Park, Carthage. Sponsored by the Police Department.   106 x 35 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus. Greatest Wild Animal Show in the World.   54.3 x 71.6 cm

Al G. Kelly and Miller Bros. Circus. Featuring Evelyna Rossi, the Most Daring of Aerial Queens. Freestanding placard.   35.5 x 27.1 cm

Austin Bros. Circus Big 3 Ring Railroad Show.   55.7 x 35.4 cm

Bailey Bros. Circus.   71.3 x 104.6 cm

Bailey Bros. Circus. That Grand Old Show.   70.9 x 106.6 cm

Barnes Famous 3 Ring Circus.   55.8 x 35.8 cm

Barnes Circus Trained Animals.   55.8 x 35.4 cm

Barnes Trained Wild Animal Circus. Colby. Sponsored by the Little League.   56 x 35.7 cm

Barnes & Daily Circus. Clark's Discount Center, Oklahoma State Association for Retarded Children.   53.4 x 71.4 cm

Barnes & Dailey Big 3 Ring Circus. 2nd Largest.   71.3 x 106.6 cm

Barnum & Bailey Circus. By the Hair of Their Heads. Vintage reproduction.   61.8 x 42.5 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Vintage reproduction, Circus World Museum. 1960   34.5 x 48.2 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Vintage reproduction, Circus World Museum. 1960   33.6 x 48.2 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Giant Clown over the big tents]. Vintage reproduction.   61 x 91.5 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Exclusive Rare Zoological Features]. Vintage reproduction.   91.9 x 59.9 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Lalla Rookh Pageant]. Vintage reproduction.   91.5 x 61 cm

Barnum & Bailey. L'institute de divertissement le plus grand et le plus magnifique du monde. Vintage reproduction.   29.3 x 40.5 cm

Barnum & Bailey. Children's Division of the new million dollar free street parade... Vintage reproduction.   29.6 x 40.6 cm

Barnum & Bailey's Indo-Arabic Spectacle. The Wizard Prince of Arabia. Vintage reproduction.   29.5 x 40.5 cm

Barnum & Bailey's Persia, or the Pageants of the Thousand and One Nights. Vintage reproduction.   31 x 43.1 cm

Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. By the Hair of the Heads. These 3 Troupes of Chinese artists perform their thrilling aerial acts. circa 1918   62.3 x 42.6 cm

Bartok Circus. circa 1968   71.2 x 53.7 cm

Bartok Famous Circus. Richmond, Virginia. 1972   57.1 x 33 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus.   71.1 x 54 cm

Clyde Beattty Circus.   53.3 x 70.9 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus.   71.1 x 53 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus.   103 x 35.7 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus. Childress Fair Park. Auspices of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce. circa 1957   126.2 x 35 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus. Joplin, Keller Show Grounds.   92.1 x 53.3 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus. Gigantic 3 Rings.   71.1 x 53.3 cm

Clyde Beatty and His Gigantic Railroad Circus.   56.6 x 35.8 cm

Clyde Beatty Trained Wild Animal Circus. Gigantic Railroad Circus. San Antonio.   90.5 x 106.8 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus. World's Greatest Trained Wild Animal Show.   71 x 53.5 cm

Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus. Return Home After a Triumphal Conquest of the Old World. [1965]   71 x 106.9 cm

Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus. Miami. 1925   56.3 x 35.8 cm

Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus. Rochester Athletic Field. Auspices of Kiwanis Club. 1960   55.6 x 35.6 cm

Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus. Visit us at the Baker Hotel. J.C. Rosenheim, Room 620. Nobles.   54.1 x 35.8 cm

Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. Combined Circus. Featruing Big Otto. Rochester Athletic Field. 1960   55.7 x 35.6 cm

Clyde Beatty - Cole Bros. The Greatest Circus on Earth. 2 versions. circa 1960   53.5 x 71.3 cm

Clyde Beatty Circus. Richmond State Fair Grounds.   127.2 x 35.3 cm

Bertram Mills' Circus. Zaro Agha, 156 Years Old Turk - The Oldest Man in the World. Leeds, New York Street. circa 1931   76.3 x 50.9 cm

Bertram Mills' Circus and Menagerie. Tonbridge, High Street. A New Programme....   76.4 x 50 cm

Biller Bros. Circus proudly presents Ken Maynard. Mt. Vernon Jefferson Show Grounds.   56.3 x 35.3 cm

Birnham Bros. Great 3-Ring Circus. Bill Griffith, owner.   70 x 35.3 cm

Birnam Bros. Great 3 Ring Circus.   107.9 x 71.7 cm

Bradley and Benson Circus. 

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. Vintage reproduction.   62.2 x 42.5 cm

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. Vintage reproduction.   92.7 x 60 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Featuring Giant Jungle Beast from the River Nile....   107.1 x 71.1 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Oddities from Around the World.   71.3 x 103 cm

Capt. Dallas Snow - America's Youngest Trainer of Performing Sea Lions - and His Educated Seals. Animal Enterprises, Hugo, Oklahoma.   27.7 x 21.5 cm

Carpa Coliseo.   43.8 x 30 cm

Carson & Barnes Circus. Tahlequah, south of Wal-Mart Center.   126.5 x 71.2 cm

Carson & Barnes Big 3 Ring Circus. Sign pricing for circus advertisement. Notice: Order by number or assortment.   55.7 x 35.6 cm

Carson & Barnes 3 Ring Circus. Atoka. 1963   55.8 x 34.4 cm

Carson & Barnes Circus presents Col. Tim McCoy. Locust Grove.   55.8 x 35.7 cm

Carson & Barnes Circus presents famed TV and Western Star, Col. Tim McCoy. Rayne.   56.2 x 35.5 cm

Carson & Barnes 2nd Largest Circus. Featuring the original Zacchini and Sky King [Kirby Grant].   58.5 x 89 cm

Circo Atayde - Hnos. Empresa Mexicana Fundada en 1888.   94.8 x 34.8 cm

Circo Frank-Brown. Tournee Centroy y Suramerica, un elenco internacional.   29.6 x 61.1 cm

Circorama. Il Dumatore Rinaldo Orfei.   70.4 x 33 cm

Circorama. Presentano il liana e Rinaldo Orfei.   54.5 x 32.9 cm

Circo Union. El mejor circo de Mexico. Temporada 1959.   32.5 x 50 cm

Circo Union. De Jesus Fuentes z.   61.8 x 35.7 cm

Circo Union. Mejor que nunca presenta 80 fieras, 50 artistas....   89.7 x 65.2 cm

Circo Union. Un circo de categoria presenta los elefantes artistas....   95 x 70.2 cm

Circo sul Ghiaccio. Nello spendore della nuova edizione. Siena. 1976   69.8 x 33.4 cm

Circus Barclay der Circus der Stadt Berlin.   59.4 x 84.1 cm

Circus Busch. Berlin. Es gibt kein schoneres circus programm.   60.1 x 41.9 cm

Circus International. Biggest Show Ever. Produced by Hubert Castle. Canadian National Exhibition.   61.7 x 40.6 cm

Circus Williams. Presented by Colerain-Adelphi Volunteer Fire Department. 2 copies. 1972   56.1 x 35.8 cm

Circus World Museum. Baraboo, Wisconsin. 3 copies.   71.2 x 56 cm

Cirkus na Ledu.   40.3 x 29.7 cm

Cirque Napoli. Deauville Place de la Gare. 1945   17.5 x 56.1 cm

Clark & Walters Circus.   106.7 x 71.5 cm

Classic Equestrians. Courtesy Circus World Museum.   40.7 x 50.9 cm

Cody's Pioneer Circus. Sponsored by Moose Fairgrounds. Glendive. 1963   56 X 35.7 cm

Cold Nose Five [Dog Show]. Clark D. McDermott, trainer and presenter. San Francisco, California.   28 x 21.6 cm

Cole Bros. Circus.   71.3 x 104.7 cm

Cole Bros. Circus [with Clyde Beatty]. Featuring Ritta Aurelia, Champion Equestrienne of Continental Europe. Bloomington.   89.3 x 106.6 cm

Cole Circus Bros. Featuring the Cristiani Family. Jackson. 2 copies. circa 1940s   56 x 35.9 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Featuring the Cristiani Famiy and Lucio. Cincinnati.   56 x 35.4 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Featuring Lee Rose McAdams. Jopliin.   95 x 52.1 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Tickets on sale here.   33.9 x 27.2 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. America's Favorite Railroad Show. Litchfield.   71.4 x 55.7 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Postively Coming! Wait for the Show You Know....   71 x 55.9 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Positively Coming Here Soon...Only Big Railroad Circus Coming. 2 copies.   55.9 x 35.5 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Featuring Hortenz, Greatest Lady Acrobat in all the World.   55.9 x 35.4 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Featuring Hubert Castle, World's Foremost Artist of the Silver Wire. Cincinnati, Ohio. circa 1940s   55.9 x 35.6 cm

Cole Bros. Circus. Featuring Hubert Castle, World's Greatest Artist of the Silver Wire. Jackson.   56 x 35.7 cm

Cole 3 Ring Wild Animal Circus. Tomahawk. 2 copies.   55.9 x 35.9 cm

Cole & Walters 3 Ring Circus.   71 x 52.2 cm

Cristiani Bros. Circus. Lafayette Circus Grounds.   55.7 x 35.4 cm

Cristiani Bros. Circus. Presented by Jim Dooley Fishing Club. Miami. 2 copies.   56 x 35.6 cm

Cristiani Bros. Circus. The Show of a Thousand Wonders. Joplin Ozark Speedway.   71.4 x 56.1 cm

Cristiani Bros. Circus with the World Famous Cristiani Family.   71.5 x 53.5 cm

Dailey Bros. Circus. Brookhaven.   55.8 x 36.2 cm

Dailey Bros. Circus. Featuring Capt. Emil Sweyer's Polar Bears. Brookhaven Show Grounds.   71.2 x 56.4 cm

Dailey Bros. 5-Ring Circus is the Big One.   70.9 x 35.6 cm

Dailey Bros. Circus. Doug Autry, singing cowboy, in person and his cowboy concernt. Brookhaven.   55.8 x 35.4 cm

Dailey Bros. Circus. The Zumwalt Troupe...   68.7 x 106.7 cm

Dailey Bros. Railroad Circus. The Conley Troupe. World's Greatest Premiere Equestriennes. circa 1945   70.5 x 53.3 cm

Dailey Bros. Big Railroad Circus. Moundsville. August 31   68.9 x 71 cm

Dailey Bros. Big Modern Railroad 5 Ring Circus.   21.6 x 28 cm

Dailey Bros. Big Modern Railroad 5 Ring Circus. Freestanding placard.   21.4 x 26.9 cm

Dailey Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Featuring Little Norma Davenport, World's Youngest Elephant Trainer.   69.8 x 113.3 cm

Dailey Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Prize Winners of Iowa.   106.4 x 71.3 cm

Dailey Bros. 4 Ring Circus. Moundsville. 1949   107.5 x 71 cm

DeWayne Bros. Circus Under the Big Top. 2 copies.   44.4 x 27.9 cm

Diamond Jim's Trained Animal Circus   55.9 x 35.7 cm

Dixiana Trained Animal Circus, The Original. North Houston Recreation Acres. Auspices: N.W. Volunteer Fire Department. circa March 1963   107.2 x 35.9 cm

Dixiana Trained Animal Circus, The Original. Sponsored by Lions Club, Leveridge & Morris Streets. circa March 18, 1963   18.1 x 53.3 cm

Dixiana Trained Animal Circus. Meyerland Plaza. 1963   55.8 x 35.8 cm

El Riad 12th Annual Shrine Circus. Sioux Falls Coliseum. 1952   48.3 x 35.3 cm

Escalantes Combined Circus. Gatti-Charles production. Alameda County Fairgrounds. 2 copies.   55.8 x 35.5 cm

Fairyland Circus. [Washington Kiwanis]. June 5, 1963   106.8 x 34.8 cm

Flying Trapeze, Courtesy Circus World Museum.   40.5 x 50.9 cm

Free Community Circus. 3 copies.   55.8 x 35.6 cm

Forepaugh & Sells Brothers Great Shows Consolidated. Vintage reproduction.   34.6 x 48.2 cm

Gainsville Community 3 Ring Circus. Cejay Stadium.   31.8 x 22.9 cm

Gainsville Community 3 Ring Circus. Cejay Stadium.   34.4 x 22.8 cm

Garden Bros. Spectacular 3 Ring Circus. Cornwall Arena, Ontario Province, Canada. 2 copies. circa 1947 

George W. Cole Famous Circus. Postmarked July 10, 1958   71.7 x 53.6 cm Postal address label on verso reads: From Jackie Wilcox, Hot Springs, Arkansas; To Evelyn and Paul Van Pool, Baxter Springs, Arkansas.

Gilmore Bros. Shows   106 x 68.9 cm

Goliath, the Mighty. The largest and fiercest gorilla every brought before teh eyes of man....Same message in Spanish on verso.   43.2 x 18.6 cm

Graham Bros. Circus. Sebastopol. Sponsor: Optimist Club.   56.1 x 35.6 cm

The Great Dayton Show.   71.3 x 50.8 cm

The Great Dayton Show.   106.9 x 71.7 cm

The [Great] Dayton Show. Better See...It's Worth It.   107.6 x 71.2 cm

The Great Dayton Show. Don't Worry, See the Great Dayton Show and Forget Your Troubles.   71.1 x 52.3 cm

[The Great Dayton Show]. Dayton, in Miracles of Today Bordering on the Supernatural.   71.2 x 51.2 cm

Hagen Bros. Val Dosta.   55.3 x 35.3 cm

Hamid-Morton Wichita Police Circus. Satin Banner with gold fringe and tassles.   66 x 33 cm

Hamid-Morton Police Circus. 16th annual. Wichita Forum. Freestanding placard.   18 x 28 cm

Hamid-Morton Police Circus. 17th annual. Wichita Forum. Freestanding placard.   17.7 x 26.7 cm

Max Holzmuller. 6 Masten Zirkus.   104.5 x 80 cm

Hoxie Bros. Big 3-Ring Circus.   53.3 x 71.4 cm

Hoxie Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus.   71 x 107 cm

Hoxie Bros. Circus. 3 Rings and 3 Stages. circa 1970   56.2 x 35.7 cm

Hoxie Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus.   53.3 x 71.2 cm

Hubert Castle International Circus. Akdar Temple, Tulsa Assembly Center. 2 copies.   54.7 x 35.4 cm

Hubert Castle International Circus. Joplin Shrine Circus. Joplin, Missouri. Freestanding placard. 1970   33.2 x 21.4 cm

Hubert Castle International Circus. An Avalanch of fun and thrills. Joplin Shrine Circus. Joplin, Missouri. 1970   55.5 x 35.3 cm

Hunt Bros. and Eddy Bros. Circus Combined. Hyattsville.   124.4 x 71.3 cm

James Bros. Circus. Ventura Marina. Auspices of the Ventura Sheriff's Association. 2 copies.   53.5 x 71 cm Copy 2 is missing the upper right segment.

James Bros. Circus. Ventura Marina. Auspices of the Ventura Sheriff's Association.   103 x 35.6 cm

James Bros. Circus. Kezar Pavillion, San Francisco. 1964   59.6 x 47.7 cm

James Bros. Circus. Montgomery Ward Parking Lot, Richmond. 1969   61 x 48.1 cm

James Bros. Circus. Rothwell Park, Moberly. 1968   61 x 48.1 cm

James Bros. Circus. Winter Gardens Ice Arena, Provo. 1966   61.7 x 48.3 cm

Jay Gould's Outdoor Circus. Terry Park Community Picnic. Palmyra.   67.9 x 43.2 cm

Jaycees Circus. Help Galesburg's unfortunate youngsters....Knox County Fairgrounds.   55.6 x 35.8 cm

John A. Strong's 1 Ring Circus. The Show with More Friends than Santa Claus.   70 x 53.3 cm

Johnson & Russell Circus. Monahans Ward County Rodeo Arena. [Circus never opened.] 2 copies. 1974   56 x 35.7 cm

Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company Circus Parade calendar. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1968   61.7 x 40.6

Jos. Schlitz Brewing Company Circus Parade calendar. J. H. Green Distribution Company. Moberly, Missouri. 1971   61.7 x 40.6 cm

Kay Bros. Circus Real Wild West.   104.5 x 37 cm

Kay Bros. Circus. Real Wild West.   104.7 x 34.8 cm

Kelly Bros. Circus. Tahlequah Community Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police.   71.3 x 53.8 cm

King Bros. Circus. This is the Big Show. Joplin Circus Grounds. 1971   55.6 x 35.7 cm

King Bros. Circus. Gilbert Area Old Circus Grounds. Auspices of the Little League. 1964   55.9 x 36 cm

King Bros. World's Greatest Circus. Floyd King and Arnold Maley.   71.3 x 53.3 cm

King Bros. Circus. Hollywood Circus Grounds.   55.7 x 35.7 cm

King Bros. Circus Marathon. 

Existence and Location of Copies note

71.4 x 56.1 cm

King Bros. Circus. Neosho.   56.8 x 36.7 cm

King Bros. Circus. Somerset.   48.7 x 35.8 cm

King Bros. Circus. Somerset.   48.3 x 35.6 cm

King Bros. Circus. Circus Day - The Happiest & Best Holiday in all the Year.... Printed on both sides; 2 copies. circa 1961   67.2 x 25.4 cm

King Bros. Circus. Featuring Jennie O'Brien, Famous Equestrienne.   53.3 x 71.1 cm

King Bros. Circus. The Only Circus with Races.   53.2 x 71.2 cm

King Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Alton River Park. 1968   55.9 x 35.7 cm

King Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Cornelia Circus Grounds.   55.9 x 35.4 cm

King Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Fort Scott Fair Grounds.   92.2 x 53.4 cm

King Bros. and Cristiani Circus.   103.8 x 70.8 cm

King Bros. and Cristiani Circus.   71.4 x 53.3 cm

Krone-Zoo. 429 Tiere. Europas grosster collender zoo....   56.7 x 41.9 cm

Lee Bros. Circus. Auspices Lions Club. Port Isabel.   55.6 x 35.2 cm

Lew Hershey, Circus Clown. 3 copies.   43.2 x 28.6 cm Copy 2 bears handwritten note: "Len is now blind. He lost his wife on Jan 26, 1965. He had been on all the Big Ones."

Martin Bros. Trained Wild Animal Circus.   104 x 38.7 cm

McCreery's Big Top. [Vintage reproduction].   48.8 x 35.4 cm

Miller-Johnson Circus. Presented by Tulsa Lodge 93, Fraternal Order of Police. Tulsa, Oklahoma. 1973   55.8 x 32.5 cm

Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus. 15th Annual Tour. Perrysburg.   55.8 x 35.8 cm

Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus. 15th Anniversary Tour. Perrysburg.   Another version. 56 x 35.7 cm

Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus 27th Annual Tour. Republic Red Stone Athletic Field. Auspices of Rotary Club. 2 copies.   104.3 x 35.8 cm

Mills Bros. Circus. St. Clairsville Fairgrounds. Sponsored by Belmont County Racing Association and Belmont City Agricultural Society. circa 1942   105.1 x 35.6 cm

Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus. Johnstown. 1955   55.9 x 35.8 cm

Moira Orfei uno Favolosa Produzione, Circo Ghiaccio (Circus on Ice). Yugoslavia.   131.1 x 99.7 cm

Moira Orfei presenta il piu grande circo di tutti i tempi.   68.9 x 32.8 cm

Moira Orfei. Circo sul Ghiaccio (Circus on Ice). Savona. Piazza ex Sevettaz.   70 x 32.9 cm

Moira Orfei. Circo sul Ghiaccio (Circus on Ice). Siena. Via delle Provincie.   69.9 x 33 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Anthropoid Apes.   71.2 x 52.7 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Giant Jungle Beast.   71.3 x 52.7 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Strange People from Deep Africa.   71 x 52.6 cm

C.R. Montgomery Wild Animal Circus. Featuring Giant Siberian Tigers.   71.2 x 52 cm

National Free Circus.   91.5 x 30.5 cm

Orfei il Circo delle Amazoni.   67.8 x 33 cm

Parker & Watts Circus. Trade Here - Save the price of a circus ticket! Fort Scott.   26.8 x 34 cm

Parker & Watts Circus. Trade Here. Save the Price of a Circus Ticket. Freestanding placard.   34.3 x 27.6 cm

Paul Eagle's Circus. Rancho Los Amigos Hospital.   56 x 35.7 cm

John Pauling Great London 3 Ring Circus. circa 1949   71 x 53.3 cm

Penny Bros. Circus. Circus tickets sold here.   56.6 x 35.5 cm

Polack Bros. Shrine Circus presented by Al Malaikah Temple.   35.4 x 27.9 cm

Polack Bros. Circus. 22nd Annual. 3 copies. 1962   56 x 35.8 cm

P.T. Barnum's Greatest Show on Earth and the Great London Circus.... Vintage reproduction.   91.8 x 59.6 cm

Rice Bros. Circus with Allen King. Biloxi.   71.6 x 56 cm

Richard Bros. 3 Ring Circus.   103.7 x 69 cm

Richard Bros. 3 Ring Circus.   68.7 x 104.4 cm

Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. [Bareback somersault artists]. Vintage reproduction.   61.1 x 91.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.   137.4 x 105 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.   73.2 x 107 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. [Vintage reproduction]. circa 1945   19.8 x 35.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. All New 102nd Edition. Tulsa Civic Center.   54.9 x 34.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. [Equestrienne with horse]. 1944   106.9 x 71.1 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Fun for the whole family. Miami Beach Exhibition Hall.   114.4 x 76.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents "Hold Your Horses."   70.9 x 106.3 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Joplin, Keller Show Grounds. 1952   55.9 x 35.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Gargantua the Great.   208.8 x 106.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Miami Beach Convention Hall.   117 x 76.1 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Miami Beach Convention Hall. 1 copy in English, another copy in Spanish. 1963   56.1 x 35.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Presenting the Great Arturo in Hazardous High Jinks....   107.3 x 35.4 cm

Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. Fun for the whole family. Miami Beach Exhibition Hall.   56 x 35.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. World Premiere. Miami Beach Convention Hall. 1966   56.4 x 35.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. World Premiere. Miami Beach Convention Hall. 1961   55.8 x 35.5 cm

[Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus]. Miami Beach Exhibition Hall. Jan 23 thru 31.... Text only with no images.   68.6 x 104.3 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Presented by Al G. Barnes - Sells-Floto Circus. Joplin.   72.5 x 71.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. 100th Anniversary. Venice, Florida. Freestanding placard.   35.7 x 17.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Vintage reproduction.   42.6 x 62.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Vintage reproduction.   42.6 x 62.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Vintage reproduction.   42.6 62.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Charioteer]. Vintage reproduction.   61 x 91.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Circus trains]. Vintage reproduction.   59.8 x 91.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Equine feature]. Vintage reproduction.   61 x 91.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Gargantua the Great]. Vintage reproduction.   61 x 91.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Lion]. Vintage reproduction.   61.1 x 91.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Performing elephants]. Vintage reproduction.   61 x 91.5 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Trained seals act]. Vintage reproduction.   91.8 x 59.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Terrell Jacobs, The Lion King]. Vintage reproduction.   60 x 92.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. [Tiger]. Vintage reproduction.   59.8 x 92 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. All New Bicentennial Edition. Produced by Irvin and Kenneth Feld. Staged and directed by Richard Barstow. Circus Arena, Venice, Florida.   92 x 59.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Featuring Gunther Gebel-Williams. Produced by Irvin and Kenneth Feld. circa 1978   94 x 58.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Featuring Europe's Newest and Greatest Thriller - The Gibsons. Tampa.   74.6 x 71 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. World's Premiere. Circus Arena, Venice, Florida.   92.6 x 59.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. 100th Anniversary. Produced by Irvin Feld. Staged and directed by Richard Barstow. circa 1970   92.6 x 59.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. 100th Anniversary. Produced by Irvin Feld. Staged and directed by Richard Barstow. Another version. 1971   55.9 x 35.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. 112th Year. America's Modern Day Miracle. Produced by Irvin and Kenneth Feld.Tulsa Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. circa 1982   91.5 x 59.2 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. See You at the Greatest Show on Earth.   91.9 x 59.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. Produced by Irvin and Kenneth Feld. circa 1978   92 x 59.7 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus. Featuring the Great Aloys.   104.3 x 35.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Circus. Featuring the World-Renowned Antalek Troupe.   104.7 x 35.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey calendar. Seasons Greetings from Pat Valdo. 1947   55.5 x 43.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey calendar. Season Greetings from Bernie Head. 1947 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Miami Beach Convention Hall. 1 copy in English, another copy in Spanish.   56.1 x 35.6 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circo. 3 Pistas. Mexico; on verso of a clown mask. 2 copies.   30.8 x 21.8 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circo. Ien Mexico!   60.2 x 42.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Buy War Bonds. circa 1940s   53.4 x 71 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. 80th Season. Tulsa Barton Show Grounds.   75.2 x 71 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Astonishing New Animals Act that Amaze and Delight. Theatre Collection, Museum of the City of New York.   54 x 71.1 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. World's Biggest Menagerie.   52.8 x 71.2 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Biggest Brute that Breathes. Theatre Collection, Museum of the City of New York.   51.5 x 70.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The Children's Favorite Clown. Theatre Collection, Museum of the City of New York.   71 x 54 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Incredible Unus, the Tallest of the Universe.   68.7 x 51.9 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Francis Brunn, Greatest Juggler the World has Ever Known.   68.6 x 52.1 cm

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows. The World-Famous Cristiani Troupe.   71.4 x 52.5 cm

Robbins Bros. Circus.   53.4 x 71.1 cm

Robbins Bros. World Toured Circus. Denton. 2 versions.   Version 1: 55.9 x 36.1 cm; version 2: 55.9 x 35.6 cm

Royal Ranch Wild West Circus. Williamsburg.` 1970   56.3 x 35.6 cm

Russell's Trained Animal Circus. Presented by Herbert Walters.   55.9 x 35.4 cm

Schell Bros. 4 Ring Circus. Greeley. 2 copies. Bottom portion missing from both copies.   [60] x 35.4 cm

Seal Bros. Big 3 Ring Wild Animal Circus.   106.9 x 71.6 cm

Sells & Gray Circus.   53.4 x 70.8 cm

Sells & Gray Circus. 3 Rings. Pryor, Old Airport. Auspices of Jaycees.   91.1 x 52.4 cm

Sells and Gray Circus. 66th annual tour. Moberly. Auspices of Kiwanis Club.   53.6 x 32.5 cm

Sells & Gray Circus. 66th Annual Tour. Burlington. 1970   55.5 x 35.7 cm

Shrine Circus Elephants. Presented by Miss Norma Davenport.   27.8 x 21.3 cm Advertisement torn from an unknown source.

Shrine Circus. Joe Becker Stadium. Joplin.   55.9 x 35.8 cm

Shrine Circus. Presented by Joplin Shrine Club. 2 versions.   106.9 x 71.6 cm

Shriner Circus. Wheeling Stadium.   42.6 x 27.7 cm Bi-fold poster/program.

Siebrand Bros. Circus & Carnival.   55.8 x 35.7 cm

Sparks Circus. Weirton, Holiday Coves. Auspices of Volunteer Fire Department.   71 x 52.6 cm

Star Bros. Three Ring Circus.   107.1 x 35.5 cm

Star Bros. Big 3 Ring Circus.   56.1 x 35.8 cm

Star Bros. Three Ring Circus.   71.6 x 50.8 cm

John A. Strong and Son Circus.   38.3 x 35.6 cm

Tex Carson's Wild Animal Circus.   101.1 x 34.7 cm

Under Canvas. Piece excised from an unknown source.   25.8 x 35 cm

Wallace & Clark Wild Animal Circus. Prices slashed....back to pre-war prices..."   76.8 x 55.8 cm Inscribed "To Paul - Bill Wilcox."

Wallace and Clark Wild Animal Circus. Warning. This Space Leased by...Post No Bills.   55.9 x 40.6 cm Inscribed "To Paul. Bill Wilcox."

Wallace Bros. Circus. Sherman Old Settlers Grounds. circa October 4, 1961   53.3 x 71.1 cm

Walter's & Russell's Circus. Vinita.   34.8 x 27.2 cm

Wm. Rice's Circus. Joplin Memorial Hall. 2 copies. 1971   56.7 x 35.7 cm

World Wide Jungle Wonders Circus. 1963   53.6 x 71 cm

World Wide Jungle Wonders & Free Circus. Ben Davenport's Shopping Center Show. West Hollywood Shopping Plaza. circa 1960   53.7 x 71.5 cm

World's Largest Circus.   23.8 x 17.3 cm

Non-circus shows and performances. 

12th Annual Dickinson Match of Champions. Dickinson, North Dakota.   55.8 x 35.6 cm

Africa Zoo Train. Featuring Methusela - World's largest living serpent. Under auspices of The River District Chamber of Commerce.   40.7 x 28 cm

Blitz Ball - Swenson Thrillcade. Room 635.   55.9 x 35.7 cm

Bob Wills...Plus the Texas Playboys. Flagstone Terrace, Bowman.   55.8 x 35.6 cm

Box Butte County Fair (Curl Amusement Co.). Hemingford.   55.8 x 36.5 cm

Box Butte County Fair Crash-O-Rama with Hollywood Death Defiers.   55.8 x 35.4 cm

Buck Steele's Frontier Days and California's Famous Western Riders. Gillman, Illinois. June 22, 1955   Bi-fold, 56.1 x 44.6 cm

Bud Fisher's new cartoon comedy, Mutt and Jeff. The big laughing success. 1925   70 x 26.8 cm

Buffalo Bill. Preparedness: The military pageant and the 101 Ranch shows combined. Vintage reproduction.   30.7 x 43.1 cm

Carson & Barnes Realtors Better Home Show. 1957   55.8 x 35.4 cm

Cass-Parker-Rachford Shows Inc. annual tour present Hazel M. Cass Artistic Company of Players. All new de lux tent theatre. Eagle Grove.   42.3 x 19.6 cm

The Circus is a Gyp. Don't Go. Handwritten note reads: 'Spearman Texas".   17.8 x 12.6 cm

Dane Merry-Go-Round. Most Beautiful and Fastest Working Dogs in America.   30.5 x 22.3 cm

Decorah Fair/Rodeo. B-Bar-C Ranch. 2 copies.   71.2 x 56.2 cm

Features to be Seen in the Great European Zoological Association. Museum, Royal Collection, Equestrian Congress, Strictly Moral Circus and Thrilling Baloon Race. circa 1872   48.4 x 61 cm

The Great Cardiff Giant! Geological Hall, Albany.   28 x 21 cm

The Great Treadway, King of the Strathosphere.   20.7 x 12 cm

De Grootste Perche-Sensatie aller Tijden: Rockley's het gesprek van de dag in Londen en Parijs....   54.7 x 79.6 cm

Dillinger's Last Stand - Combined with Jesse James Big Tent Show.   61 x 22.9 cm

Heart of Illinois Fair. Peoria Exhibition Garden Fairgrounds. Freestanding placard.   43.2 x 24 cm

Hinton Kiwanis Rodeo. Hinton, Oklahoma.   55.9 x 35.6 cm

Hitler - Beast of Berlin. A Special Four Star Road Show Attraction, with Roland Drew, Steffi Duna, et al. Joplin. circa 1940   26 x 55.8 cm

The Holidays present Bill Wilcox and Jackie Wilcox in a dramatic saga of sincerity.   53.2 x 35.4 cm

Hurshul Clothier and His Oklahoma Travelers. Legion Hall, Ashland.   55.7 x 35.6 cm

Johnny King's Auto Daredevils & Thrill Show. 1963   56.3 x 35.4 cm

King Bros. Shows. Keith County Fair. Ogallala.   55.9 x 35.8 cm

Klondike Days. Edmonton, Canada. July 18-27, 1968   86.3 x 56.2 cm

Klondike Days. Presented by Edmonton Exhibiton Association. Edmonton, Canada. July 23-August 1, 1970   86.4 x 56 cm

Klondike Days Exposition. Edmonton, Canada. July 23-August 1, 1970   86.4 x 56.1 cm

Klondike Days. Edmonton, Canada. July 18-23   86.5 x 56.1 cm

Laverne Jaycees Fall Festival, Carnival and Circus. 2 copies.   55.8 x 35.6 cm

L'Olympia Music-Hall. Director M. Napoli presente les Marcelice anneaux en force du Cirque Merano. Diana Mirka dan seuse Espagnole du Casino de Paris.   55.5 x 44.8 cm

Meet Me in Las Vegas. Starring Dan Dailey and Cyd Charise. MGM movie poster. circa 1956   91.3 x 35.8 cm

National Educational Television Network presents Circus!. 10 half hours on the people of the American circus and their craft.   43.3 x 35.4 cm

P.T. Barnum Wood Cut Prints, 1845-1865. Taken from the collection of old circus cuts, posters, photographs, drawings, books, etc....   31.8 x 43.3 cm

P.T. Barnum Wood Cut Prints, 1845-1865. Taken from the collection of old circus cuts, posters, photographs, drawings, books, etc....   58.7 x 30.5 cm

The Porter Wagoner Show. Memorial Hall, Joplin.   58.9 x 35.6 cm

R. Sands & Co. Hippoferean Arena. Vintage reproduction.   34.9 x 20 cm

Smile. It's not that bad. Ozark Village, Esso Service Center. Eureka Springs, Arkansas.   71.7 x 53.4 cm

Strassburger. Carre - Amsterdam. Vrolijkheid, sensatie en Circuskunst.   62.1 x 79.1 cm

Swenson Thrillcade. Super-charged Suicide Stunts by World Famed Daredevils. Plus Ann Marston "Miss America" Talent Award Winner.   71.4 x 56.3 cm

Tom Thumb Show. Featuring former Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey animal trainer, Hal Haviland.   28 x 21.7 cm

Whirlwind Amusements. Belfield, North Dakota.   55.8 x 35.7 cm

Woods Double Show. Vodvil - Pictures - Trained Animals. Rosston.   55.7 x 35.6 cm

World's Jungle Compound of Rare Animals/Reptiles from All Parts of the World.   71.5 x 56.5 cm

World's Jungle Compound of Rare Animals/Reptiles from All Parts of the World. Another version.   71.3 x 56.1 cm

WSM Grand Ole Opry. Under the Big Tent. Terrell Legion Park.   71.2 x 56.2 cm

WSM Grand Ole Opry. Under the Big Tent. Featuring Red Sovine, Justin Tubb....Terrell Legion Park.   55.9 x 35.6 cm

Miscellaneous and unidentified posters. 

Carson & Barnes Big 5 Ring Circus. Calendar for 1974.   44.5 x 29.1 cm

Circus. G.P. Putnam's Sons publication announcement postcards for the small quarto, 128 pages with text and drawings by Bertha Bennet Burleigh. 4 copies in 3 versions.   14 x 21.7 cm

Clyde Beatty's Amazing Jungleland.   55.7 x 35.5 cm

Gunroom Booksellers (North Castine, Maine) list of circus book titles available for sale.   68.6 x 20 cm

Neal Walters Poster Corporation - Show Printers. Advertisement.   53.2 x 37.9 cm

Nu-Enamel for all Cole Bros. circus wagons and equipment. Advertisement.   55.7 x 37.3 cm

Red Skeleton's Story Coloring Book. On verso, miniature reproduction of illustrations of Skelton's characters.   57.9 x 41.9 cm

En Buenavista Circo Union el Mundo Maravilloso de los Ninos. Advertisement clipped from a newspaper. 1972   28.1 x 19.9 cm

We sponsor Dailey Bros. Free Merchants Circus and give one half price ticket to the Palace of Wonders exhibit.   55.9 x 35.8 cm

Your next convention city...I don't wanna go anywhere but Brownsville!! 2 copies.   27.9 x 21.5 cm

[Parial title.] Combined Circus. The World's Largest Circus. 7 copies.   38.9 x 35.7 cm, with slight variations.

[No title]. Newspaper tear sheet featuring articles about upcoming circus acts in Joplin. Pasted on verso of a Coca-Cola advertisement. 

[No title]. Artist's illustration of a circus performer seated on an elephant. 2 copies.   25.7 x 35.7 cm

[No title]. Artist's illustration of 6 rearing white/spotted horses in circus regalia.   62.1 x 79.7 cm

[No title.] Circus elephant and [trainer].   26.5 x 32.7 cm

[No title.] [Levitation act.]   105.1 x 71.3 cm

[No title.] Tiger head. [Berlin.]   121.8 x 86.3 cm

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Circus promotional 

1869 Circus 

Adams and Seils 

The Adaros 

Albright Bros. 

Allen, Kay 

The Amandis 

American Federation of TV and Radio Artists 

Arter Bros. 

Avon Lake Jaycees Rodeo 

Bud E. Anderson 

Bailey Bros. 

Bailey, Mollie 

Bale Family 

Barnes and Sells-Floto 

Barnes Bros. 

Barnum and Bailey 

Barnum, P.T. 


Bartok-Hunt Bros. 

Barvin, George 

Clyde Beatty 

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. 

Beebe Bros. 


Bernard, Chas. 

Biller Bros. 

Birnam Bros. 

Black Diamond Rodeo 

Blinky's Miniature Circus 

Edgar B. Bucks 

Buffalo Bill 

Bugler Tonelli 


Byron Burford 

Campa Bros. 

Campbell, Charlie B. 

Capell Bros. 

The Cardiff Giant 

The Carpentiers 

Carson and Barnes 

Tex Carson's Jamboree 

Cash 3 Ring Circus 


Christy Bros. 

Circo Americano 

Circo Atayde Hnos. 

Circo de la Muerte 

Circo Dumbo 

Circo Flying Behrs 

Circo Frank Brown 

Circo Frankfort 

Circo Magico Tihany 

Circo Mexico 

Circo Nacional 

Circo Orrin's 

Circo Osorio 

Circo Palace 

Circo Razzore 

Circo Union 

Cristiani Bros. 

Cristiani-Wallace Bros. 

Dailey Bros. 

Daktary Circus 

Dales 3 Ring 

Davenport, Victoria 

Davenport and Concello 

Debord's Wild Animals and King 

Dobritch International 

Dodson's World Fair 

Downie Bro.'s 

James H. Drew 

Capt. Eddy's Trained Wild Animal Circus 

Emerson's Zoo 

Evans, Merle 

Fields, Rusty 

The Flying Abbotts 

The Flying Melzoras 

Forepaugh and Sells Brothers 

Forepaugh Parade 

Forst, Ferry 

Fraser Bros. 

Gainesville Community Circus 

Garden Bros. 

Gardner's Conclave 

Gasca Hnos. 

Gasca, Mike 

Gentry Bros. 

Gibbs, Bod and Rosa 

Gil Gray 

Golden Bros. 

Goliath the Mighty 

Good, Robert D. 

Jay Gould 

Graham Bros. Trained Animal Circus 

Gran Circo 

Gran Circo Cubano 

Grand National Rodeos, Inc. 

Gil Gray 

Bill Green's Enterprises 

Gunroom Booksellers 


Hagen Bros. 




Harter's Trained Animals 

Hennies Brothers 

Henry Bros. 

Hershey, Lew 

Hoffman Circus 

Bob Hofmeister's Petting Animals 

Holiday on Ice 

Holiday Santa Claus Pageantry 

Gene Holter's Wild Animal Show 

Hoover's Jungle Beasts 

Robert Houston's Greatest (Little) Show 

Howe Bros. 

Howe's Great London Circus 

Hoxie and Bardex Bros. 

Hoxie Bros. 

Hub Bros. 

Hunt Bros. 

Hurdle, John 

Ice Capades 

International Circus 

J Bar H Rodeo 

Terrell Jacobs Wild Animal Circus 

James Bros. 


Jonesey's Snapshots 

Kankakee Championship Rodeo 

Karl King Ring Model Circuses 

Kelly and Miller 

A.L.G. Kelly and Miller Bros. 

Kelly and Morris 

Kemp Sisters 

King and Franklin 

King Bros. 

King Bros. and Cristiani 

King's Snake and Wild Animal Circus 

Kirkendall's Circus Cook House 

Bob Kion's Luchtsensatie 

Kriel, Dickie 

LaFleur, Joseph 

Lannergrand, Lolo and Lita 

Le Vine, Charlotte 

Lee Bros. 

Lillian Leitzel Main Tent 

Leonard Bros. 

Lindeman-Nelson Troupe 

Los Angeles County Fair 

Lou Ann Circus 

Lubin, Vivienne 

Lynch, Jim L. 

Walter L. Main 

Malikova, Zdenka 

Marine Land 

Glenn Martin and Company 

May, Earl Chapin 

McCormick, Patricia 

Col. Tim McCoy's Wild West 


Mighty Hooge's 


Miller Bros. 

Bertram Mills 

Mills Bros. 

Miquelito, Senor 

Modern Circus Photos 

Moeser, Jose 

Monroe Bros. 

Moscow Circus 

Murray's Capering Canines 

Orange Bros. 

Padilla Hnos. 

John Pawling Great London Circus 

Pawnee Bros. 

Peru Circus 

Phillips, Joe 

Plunkett's Stage Show and Circus 

Plunkett's Variety 

Police Circus 

Pollack Bros. 

Pompoff Thedy and Family 

The Prince Quartet 

Ray's Circus 

Raz-Bo, Circus Clown 

Rice, Dan 

Rich Sisters 

Riggs Bros. 

Ring Bros. 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey 

Riverside Printing Co. 

Robbins Bros. 

Don Robinson Ameri-Congo 

Robinson Circus 

Roger Bros. 

Col. Romine's First Americans 

Billy Rose's Jumbo 

Benny Rossi's Frontier Fantasy 

Royal American Shows 

Royal Ranch Wild West 

Royale Bros. 

Runser Bros. Great American Circus 

Russell Bros. 

Sadler, Tana and Bill 

Robert Sams Circus 

Schafers Circus-Stadt 

Schell Bros. 

Schuby, The Human Frog 

Tommy Scott's Country Caravan 

Seal Bros. 


Sello Bros. 

Sells and Gray 

Sells Bros. 


Sheeba, Queen of Fire 

Shrine Circus 

H.M. Simpson Wild Animal Circus 

Billy Smart's Xmas Circus 

Sooner Producing Co. 

Sparks Circus 

Mabel Stark and Her Tigers 

Stensvad, Arthur 

Stevens Bros. 

John A. Strong 

Sullivan's Variety 

Tabor, Bob 

Thrillcade Speed-Spectacular 

The Unique Four 

United Nations Circus 

Vic and Mai 

Wallace and Clark 

Wallace and Rogers 

Wallace Bros. 

Wallace Bros. and Beatty 

Wallis and Harney 

Waximo, The Mechanical Man 

Joe B. Webb 

Western Championship Rodeo 

D.B. Wharton Combined Vaudville 

Frank Whitbeck's Motion Picture Elephants 

Woods Big Double Show 

World of Today Shows 

Zallee Bros. 

Zell Bros. 

Zippy, The Chimpanzee 

Zoppe, Alberto 

Unidentified and miscellaneous 

Siebrand Bros. 

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Circus letterhead and envelopes   1.0 Box

19th Century Circus 

Acme Circus Producing Co. 

Adams Bros. Circus 

The American Circus Corporation 

Bud E. Anderson's Jungle Oddities and 3 Ring Circus 

Arthur Bros. Circus 

King Baile, Magician & Illusionist   1.0 Item

Bailey Bros. and Cristiani Combined Circus 

The Bandwagon 

Al. G. Barnes Big 5 Ring Wild Animal Circus 

Barnes & Bailey Wild Animal Circus 

Bartok's Circus 

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus 

Beggs Wagon Co. - Manufacturers of Circus Wagons 

The Big Top 

Bruno's Breakaway Swaypole 

Buffalo Bill 

California Circus Rental Company   2.0 Items

Carpa Teatro Juarez   1.0 Item

Carson and Barnes Big 3 Ring Circus   4.0 Items

Carson & Barnes Wild Animal Circus   2.0 Items

Castle-Ehrlich-Hirsch Shows   1.0 Item

Castle-Hirsch Shows   1.0 Item

Castle-Hirsch-Lohmar, Inc.   1.0 Item

Cavalcade of Amusements   1.0 Item

Circo Union   1.0 Item

Circus Fotos   1.0 Item

Circus Model Builders and Owners Association   1.0 Item

Clark and Walters 3-Ring Circus   2.0 Items

Clyde Bros. Circus Inc.   2.0 Items

Cody's Pioneer Circus   1.0 Item

Cole 3 Ring Circus   1.0 Item

Cole 3 Ring Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Item

Cole Brothers Circus   5.0 Items

Cole Circus   3.0 Items

Cole's Circusland   1.0 Item

Cristiani Bros. 3 Ring Wild Animal Circus   3.0 Items

Cristiani Wallace Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

Cronin's Streamlined Circus   1.0 Item


Dailey Brothers 5-Ring Circus   1.0 Item

Dailey Bros. Famous 3 Ring Circus   1.0 Item

Dailey Bros. Modern High Class Circus   2.0 Items

Dailey Bros. 5 Ring Modern Circus   1.0 Item

Orrin B. Davenport - Jake Mills Tent No. 89   1.0 Item

Dean and Dorfler Circus   1.0 Item

DeWayne Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

Diano Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

Diano Bros. 3 Ring Trained Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Item

Paul Eagles' Circus Luncheon Club   4.0 Items

Eastern States Circus   1.0 Item

Capt. Eddy's Trained Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Item

Merle Evans Tent No. 27   2.0 Items


Floto Bros. Circus and Wild Animal Shows Combined   2.0 Items

Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros. Enormous Shows United   1.0 Item

Gibbs Elephants   1.0 Item

Graham Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

Graham Bros Trained Animal Circus   2.0 Items

Gran Circo Razzore   1.0 Item

G.G. Gray Enterprises   1.0 Item

Hagan-Wallace Circus   1.0 Item

Hagen Bros. Circus   4.0 Items

Hagenbeck Wallace Circus   1.0 Item

Hennies Bros. Shows   1.0 Item

Lew Hershey, Clown   1.0 Item

Dave Hoover's Wild Animals   1.0 Item

Hoxie-Bardex Bros. Combined 3-Ring Circus   1.0 Item

Hoxie Bros. and Bardex Bros. Combined Circus   1.0 Item


International Star-Time   1.0 Item

Terrell Jacobs Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Item

Terrell Jacobs, World'd Largest Group of Lions and Tigers   2.0 Items

James-Christy Combined Circus   3.0 Items


King Bros. Circus   16.0 Items

King Bros. Circus, Bob Snowden Mgr.   1.0 Item

Kelly-Miller Circus   4.0 Items

Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros. 2nd Largest Circus   7.0 Items

Lee Brothers Circus   1.0 Item

Leonard Bros. Circus   2.0 Items


The Great Fred J. Mack 3 Ring Circus   1.0 Item

Dale & Lois Madden Fine Offerings....   1.0 Item

Col. Tim McCoy's Real Wild West and Rough Riders of the World   3.0 Items

Mills Bros. 3 Ring Circus   2.0 Items

Mills Bros. Three Ring Circus   2.0 Items

Miller and Woodcock's Peerless Performing Elephants   2.0 Items

Miller's Performing Elephants   1.0 Item

Miller Brothers 101 Ranch   1.0 Item

Elmer C. Myers Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Items

Marie O'Day's Palace Car   1.0 Item

Barney O'Hern World Wide Circus   1.0 Item

C. W. Parker, Largest Manf'r in the World of Amusement Devices   1.0 Item

Polack Bros. Circus   1.0 Item


Rex Bros. Big Top Revue   1.0 Item

Ringling Bros.   4.0 Items

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows   19.0 Items

John F. Robinson's 10 Big Shows Combined   1.0 Item

Rollercade   1.0 Item

Capt. J. King Ross and His Famous Circus Dogs   1.0 Item

Rossi's Silver Star Band   1.0 Item

Rossi's Silver Star Band & Orchestra   1.0 Item

Rex & Wanda Rossi   1.0 Item

Royal Bros. New 3 Ring Circus   2.0 Items

Rubin & Cherry Exposition   2.0 Items

Russell Bros. Circus   4.0 Items

Russell Bros. Pan-Pacific Circus   1.0 Item


Sells and Gray Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Item

Sells Bros. Wild Animal Show and Gentry Brothers   3.0 Items

Sells and Gray 3 Ring Wild Animal Circus   4.0 Items

Sells and Gray Combined Circus   1.0 Item

Shrine Circus   1.0 Item

The Great Shubert and Gertrude Carpentier   1.0 Item

Capt. Dallas Snow, World's Youngest Trainer of Performing Sea Lions   1.0 Item

Sparks Circus1   1.0 Item

James E. Strates Shows   1.0 Item

Big John A. Strong Circus   1.0 Item

Texas Prison Rodeo   1.0 Item

Tiger Bill's Real Wild West   1.0 Item

United Nations Circus   1.0 Item


Wallace Bros. Circus   3.0 Items

Wallis & Harney Circus   1.0 Item

Joe B. Webb Circus   1.0 Item

C.H. White   3.0 Items

Olive Wilson's Circus Inn and Fun House   1.0 Item

Wortham Shows   1.0 Item

Zell Bros. Circus   1.0 Item

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Circus-related press cuttings   2.0 Boxes

Animals   2.0 Folders

Arthur Bros.   1.0 Folders

Bailey Bros.   1.0 Folders

Al. G. Barnes   1.0 Folders

Barnes & Bailey   1.0 Folders

P.T. Barnum   1.0 Folders

Barnum & Bailey   1.0 Folders

Bartok   1.0 Folders

Clyde Beatty   1.0 Folders

Clyde Beatty & Hamid-Morton   1.0 Folders

Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros.   1.0 Folders

Clyde Beatty & Russell Bros.   1.0 Folders

Clyde Beatty's Jungleland   1.0 Folders

Cristiani Bros.   1.0 Folders

Harriet Beatty   1.0 Folders

Benson Bros.   1.0 Folders

Benson's Wild Animal Farm   1.0 Folders

Buffalo Bill's Wild West...   1.0 Folders

Carson & Barnes   1.0 Folders

Circus Fans of America   1.0 Folders

Clark & Wallace   1.0 Folders

Clark & Walters   1.0 Folders

Clark Circus   1.0 Folders

Clowns   2.0 Folders

Clyde Bros.   1.0 Folders

Cole & Walters   1.0 Folders

Cole Bros.   1.0 Folders

Geo. W. Cole   1.0 Folders

James M. Cole   2.0 Folders

Cristiani-Wallace   1.0 Folders

Dailey Bros.   1.0 Folders

Dailey Circus   1.0 Folders

DeWayne Circus   1.0 Folders

Dobritch International   1.0 Folders

Downie Bros.   1.0 Folders

European circuses   1.0 Folders

E.K. Fernandez   1.0 Folders

Miller Ford Free Outdoor Circus   1.0 Folders

Adam Forepaugh & Sells Bros.   1.0 Folders

Gainesville Community 3 Ring Circus   1.0 Folders

Garden Bros.   1.0 Folders

Gentry Bros.   1.0 Folders

Gooding Amusement Co.   1.0 Folders

Hagen Bros.   1.0 Folders

Hagenbeck-Wallace   1.0 Folders

Hagenbeck's   1.0 Folders

Hamid-Morton   1.0 Folders

Hanneford Circus   1.0 Folders

Harrison Bros.   1.0 Folders

Hoxie Bros.   1.0 Folders

Hunt Bros.   1.0 Folders

Initernational Circus   1.0 Folders

Kelly-Miller   1.0 Folders

Al. G. Kelly-Miller Bros.   1.0 Folders

King Brothers   1.0 Folders

Mexican & South American circuses   1.0 Folders

Miller Bros.   1.0 Folders

Mills Bros.   1.0 Folders

Miniature circuses   1.0 Folders

Moscow Circus   1.0 Folders

Musicians   1.0 Folders

Patterson's Trained Wild Animal Circus   1.0 Folders

Parker Amusement Co.   1.0 Folders

Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West   1.0 Folders

Performers   3.0 Folders

Police Circus   1.0 Folders

Pollack Bros.   1.0 Folders

Ringling Bros.   1.0 Folders

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey   3.0 Folders

Robbins Bros.   1.0 Folders

John Robinson   1.0 Folders

Russell Bros.   1.0 Folders

Sailor Circus   1.0 Folders

Sells Bros.   1.0 Folders

Sells & Gray   1.0 Folders

Sells-Floto   1.0 Folders

Shrine Circus   1.0 Folders

Sparks   1.0 Folders

Sterling Bros.   1.0 Folders

James E. Strates   1.0 Folders

John Strong Circus   1.0 Folders

Wallace & Clark   1.0 Folders

Wallace Bros.   1.0 Folders

General circus topics   3.0 Folders

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Circus tickets 

1869 Circus 

Adams and Sells 

Africa Railroad Zoo Train 

Bud E. Anderson 

Austin Bros. 

Jimmie Bagwell's 

Al G. Barnes and Sells-Floto 

Barnett Bros. 


Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. 

Clyde Beatty and Russell Bros. 

Clyde Beatty-Wallace Bros. 

Beckmann and Gerety 

Beebe Bros. 


Birnam Bros. 

Bright Lights Expo 

Capell Bros. 

Carson and Barnes 

Century 2 Shows 

Chase and Son 

Circo Atayde 

Circo Gasca 

Circo Union 

Cirque d'Hiver 

Circus Kirk 

Circus Toni Boltini 

Circus Vargas 

Clark and Walters 

Clyde Brothers 


Cole and Walters 

Cole Bros. 

James M. Cole 

Cole Wild Animal Cirucs 

Cooper Bros. 

Cristiani Bros. 


Custer County Fair 

Dailey Bros. 

Dales Bros. 

Diano Bros. 

Dobritch and Swedish 

Downie Bros. 

Robert G. Earl 

Freckles Gang 

Gainesville Community 

Garden Bros. 

Gardner Circus 



Hagen Bros. 


Great W.P. Hall 



Hitler-Beast of Berlin 

Holiday Big Top 

Hoxie Bros. 

Hunt Bros. 

Terrell Jacobs 

James Bros. 


Kelly and Miller 

Al G. Kelly and Miller 

Kemp Sisters 

King Bros. 

Lee Brothers 

Lewis Bros. 

Great Fred J. Mack 

Walter L. Main 

Tim McCoy's 

Bill McGaw's 

Miller Bros. 

Miller Bros. 101 Ranch 

Paul A. Miller's 

Mills Bros. 

Mississippi Valley 

Tom Mix 

Parker and Watts 


Pollack Bros. 

Ray Brothers 

Dan Rice 

Ringling Bros. 

Ringling Bros-Barnum & Bailey 

Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey 


Robbins Bros. 

Don Robinson 

John Robinson 

Royale Bros. 

Rubin and Cherry 

Rudy Bros. 

Russell Bros. Pan Pacific 

Schell Bros. 

Schlitz Circus 

Seal Bros. 


Sells and Gray 

Shrine Circus 

Siebrand Bros. 


Star Bros. 

Stensvad Circus 

Sterling Bros. 

Stevens Bros. 

Super Kid 

Tommy Scott's 


Von Brothers 

Wallace and Clark 

Wallace Bros. 

Joe B. Webb's 

Woods Famous Show 

World of Today 

Zell Bros. 


Non-circus tickets 

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Circus-related ephemera 

Rules and Regulations Govering Employees of Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros, 1961; Suggestions and Rules: Employees of Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows; Suggestions and Rules: Employees, Ringling Brothers; Diano Bros. Circus cook house rules; instructions for Ringling Bros. Circus forwarding agent, 1953; synopsis for John Willander's Circus in Seneca, MO; buffet lunch ticket for performers and employees; notice to performers and band members of the Clyde Beatty Circus; fleet user identification card for Carson & Barnes Circus.   13.0 Items

Carson & Barnes 3 Ring Circus contract triplicate form; itinerary for opening day of King Bros. Circus, 1960; itinerary for Carson & Barnes Circus program, 1968; reply of Jess Jessup to Joe Rossi regarding his leaving the Dailey Bros. Circus Band; cost bids on feed, water, bread and milk, and advertising for Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows, 1949; detailed inventory of tents for the Gentry Bros. Shows, 1922.   6.0 Items

Arrow signage; Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey mailing label; cash receipt slips; newspaper notice of a meeting of Moberly City Council to consider a special use permit for a circus in 1968.   18.0 Items

Hotel Barnum (Bridgeport, CT) cocktail napkin; restaurant menus for The Circus Inn (Yakima, WA), Curtis Restuarant (Gainsville, TX); program for broadway musical "Barnum"; brochure/map for Devils Lake near Baraboo, WI; brochure for the Greatest Circus Tour on Earth; program for El Fabuloso Mundo del Circo, 1976; Memphis Hotel and Motel Greeter Guide, 1966; bookmarks commemorating the Harry Hertzberg Circus Collection.   10.0 Items

Circus-related souvenir postcards.   37.0 Items

Old Milwaukee Days, 4th of July Schlitz Circus Parade: programs, press cuttings, attendee ribbons, and related material. 1960s-1970s   31.0 Items

Includes "The Jones Family Goes to the Circus (cartoon), circa 1960; advertisement for Cecil B. DeMille's "The Greatest Show on Earth"; transcription of a handbill distributed in the ladies dressing room of 1935 Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey season; advertisement for Parker's flying horse swing; grocery adline "Circus of Values"; montage of photos of American circus owners from George Duffy's scrap book, 1930.   19.0 Items

Includes photocopied articles from various sources.   12.0 Items

Newspaper advertisement matrices for various circuses.   22.0 Items

Empty envelopes, some with circus logos, in which Van Pool listed and/or housed circus-related materials.   71.0 Items

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Non-circus personal ephemera 

Political and social commentary in the form of pamphlets, newspaper articles, etc. including: "The 1956 Presidential Election, Vol. 1, Primaries and Conventions"; "Everything is Booming but the Guns!"; "So, the Fair Deal is Lost"; shut-in list.   16.0 Items

Directory of Shrine Temples in the US; Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite reunion programs; "Brand Names: A Basis for Unity" address by Coca-Cola Export Corp. Board Chairman, James A. Farley; "The fuse has been lit by Royal Order of Jesters, Tulsa Court No. 47" program; miscellaneous invitations and sports programs.   12.0 Items

Entertainment programs and informational brochures for theatre, concerts, Marine World, Thrillcade shows; publication announcements from Superior Photo-History.   16.0 Items

Souvenir postcards from around the US.   22.0 Items

Tourist brochures and memoribilia, motel stationery, train schedule.   19.0 Items

Visitor and cruise guides, map of France.   5.0 Items

Visitor and tourist guides.   26.0 Items

Various advertisements for products.   22.0 Items

Press cuttings, one of which featurees the Van Pool family; various business cards; bank receipts, cancelled cheques; gag diploma from Schimmel University; clothiers receipts, etc.   36.0 Items

Olivia Cole scrapbook   1.0 Box Scrapbook/collage in a clothier's sales book belonging to Olivia Cole of the Cole circus family. b. circa 1913-1914. Niece of Delpha, Jessie, and Jack.

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