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Ringling Bros presenting Schuman's German horse circus poster

Image ID: g98f980

Ringling Bros presenting Schuman's German horse circus poster (1909)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Ringling Bros presenting Schuman's German horse circus poster

Additional Name(s)

: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows -- Associated name
Strobridge & Co. Lith. -- Lithographer

Created Date

: 1909

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 poster : col. ; 51 x 75 cm.


: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) Circus Schumann was founded in 1870 and firmly established in Denmark by 1891. It was famous for its equestrian acts. In 1981, the Danish equestrienne Katja Schumann, daughter of master horseman Max Schumann and great-great-granddaughter of the circus' founder, joined the Big Apple Circus of New York City. Note 3.) Depicts aspects of the Schumann horse circus in performance, including horses appearing as if standing inside beer barrels, four horses seated at a table with beer steins in their mouths, 16 horses of various colors standing on their hind legs, and probably the Berliner Drosky Act. Note 4.) Never before seen anywhere except in the Schuman establishments in Berlin, Frankfort, & Scheveningen--Bottom. Note 5.) Poster advertisement for the performance of the Schuman horse circus with the Ringling Brothers circus. Note 6.) Posters & lobby cards Note 7.) Schuman's 16 astounding Arabians--Lower center. Note 8.) The famous brewery act, the most astonishing horse training of all the world--Lower left corner. Note 9.) The funny Berliner Drosky Act--Lower right corner. Note 10.) Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923


: Circus and magic posters


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

Catalog Call Number

: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 6

Digital ID

: g98f980

Record ID

: 182375

Digital Item Published

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

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