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Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth.

Image ID: g98f774

Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. (1915)

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Image Title

:  Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth.

Additional Name(s)

: Strobridge & Co. Lith. -- Lithographer

Published Date

: 1915

Created Date

: 1915

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 poster : col. ; 50 x 75 cm.

Notes

: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) Illustrated poster for the Barnum & Bailey circus, showing Amy Dupont surrounded by trained elephants. Note 3.) In 1881 James E. Cooper sold his interest in the Cooper and Bailey circus to his partner James E. Bailey who then combined shows with P. T. Barnum. Bailey became controlling partner in 1888 when the show was renamed Barnum and Bailey. Sold to Ringling Brothers in 1907, it operated as a separate show through 1919 when the two were combined to form Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows. Note 4.) Miss Amy Dupont, first and only lady elephant trainer, and her marvelous war elephants--Bottom of poster. Note 5.) Posters & lobby cards Note 6.) Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923

Source

: Circus and magic posters

Location

: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts / Billy Rose Theatre Division

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 1

Digital ID

: g98f774

Record ID

: 182366

Digital Item Published

: 7-28-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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