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Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster

Image ID: g98f981

Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster ([1907-1929])

Image Details

Image Title

:  Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster

Additional Name(s)

: Erie Lithographing Co. -- Lithographer

Created Date

: [1907-1929]

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 poster : col. ; 71 x 52 cm.


: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project. Note 2.) Bombayo, the man from India, in the most astounding midair somersaulting exploits ever witnessed--Bottom of poster. Note 3.) Depicts an aerialist, presumably Bombayo, in mid-somersault, and a row of circus animals and performers, including four elephants with female dancers and male riders atop them, and light- and dark-skinned performers dressed in north African or Indian clothing. Note 4.) Poster advertisement for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, featuring the aerialist Bombayo. Note 5.) Posters & lobby cards Note 6.) The Carl Hagenbeck Circus, owned by John H. Havlin and Frank R. Tate, and the Great Wallace Circus, owned by Benjamin Wallace, John O. Talbott, and Jeremiah "Jerry" Mugivan, were combined as the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus in 1907. It traveled, primarily in the midwestern United States, by rail, on 45 cars. Wallace operated the circus until 1913 when it was sold to Edward Ballard. Mugivan and Bert Bowers later took over the circus and ran it fr ....
[See More...] Note 7.) 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. 7

Digital ID

: g98f981

Record ID

: 182376

Digital Item Published

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

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