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Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress


CIRCUS AND CIRCUS POSTERS

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Scarf act - Bareback rider

Scarf act [Bareback rider]. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1872.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1145

Bareback rider with four horses [Bareback rider with four horses]. Lithograph by Calvert Litho. Co., 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1172
Calliope! The wonderful Opernicon or steam car of the muses Calliope! The wonderful Opernicon or steam car of the muses. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1872.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1027
Elephants & tiger [Elephants & tiger]. Lithograph by The Calvert Litho. Co., 1892.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1166
The grand finale

[The grand finale]. Lithograph by Strobridge & Company, 1872.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1171

The grand lay-out The grand lay-out. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-6048 (color film copy transparency)
The horse trainer [The horse trainer]. Lithograph by Calvert Litho. Co., 1891.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1170
Lion tamer [Lion tamer]. Lithograph by Gibson &, 1872.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1146
Lion tamer [Lion tamer]. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1873.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2994 (color film copy transparency)
The snake wagon The snake wagon. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1148
Three barebackriders [Three barebackriders]. Lithograph by Strobridge Litho. Co., 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1173
Trapeze artists [Trapeze artists]. Lithograph by Calvert Litho. Co., 1890.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2091 (color film copy transparency); LC-USZ62-1174
The two-horse act The two-horse act. Lithograph by Gibson & Co., 1874.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1147
The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers - America's Greatest Shows  Consolidated - The great Livingstone, Davene & DeMora troupe< The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers - America's Greatest Shows Consolidated. The great Livingstone, Davene & DeMora troupe. Lithograph by Currier Lith. Co., 1898.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-5227
The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers. Four male & female bareback  riders

The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers. Four male & female bareback riders. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1168

The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers. Representative riders of every class & country

The Adam Forepaugh and Sells Brothers. Representative riders of every class & country. Lithograph by Courier Company, 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2988 (color film copy transparency)

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. The Meers Sisters

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. The Meers Sisters. Europe's greatest lady equestriennes. Lithograph by The Strobridge Litho. Co., 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1150

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Scenes in the grand  water circus

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Scenes in the grand water circus. Lithograph by The Strobridge Litho. Co., 1895.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-9665

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Female jockeys leaping  high hurdles

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. Female jockeys leaping high hurdles. Lithograph by The Strobridge Litho. Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1153

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Acrobats]

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Acrobats]. Lithograph by Strobridge Litho. Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1159

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The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Cavalry exhibition]. Lithograph by Strobridge Litho. Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1158 (negative not on file)

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Children's performance]

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. [Children's performance]. Lithograph by Strobridge Litho. Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1167

The scout Buffalo Bill, Hon. W. F. Cody. (On horseback)

The scout Buffalo Bill, Hon. W. F. Cody. (On horseback). Lithograph by the Forbes Co., 1888.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-6424 (color film copy transparency)

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.  Wild rivalries of svage, barbarous and civilized races

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. Wild rivalries of savage, barbarous and civilized races. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1898.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1030

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.  A company of wild west cowboys

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. A company of wild west cowboys. (With portrait of Buffalo Bill on horseback). Lithograph by Courier Lithograph Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1479 (color film copy transparency)

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.  A congress of American Indians

Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. A congress of American Indians. (With portrait of Buffalo Bill on horseback). Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-778 (color film copy transparency)

I am coming. (With inset portrait of Col. W. F. Cody)

I am coming. (With inset portrait of Col. W. F. Cody). Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2993 (color film copy transparency)

The John Robinson Greatest of All American Shows

The John Robinson Greatest of All American Shows. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1898.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1151

The great John Robinson's 4 ring circus. 4 genuine Filipino buffalo and cannon captured from the insurgents at San Mateo

The great John Robinson's 4 ring circus. 4 genuine Filipino buffalo and cannon captured from the insurgents at San Mateo. Lithograph by U. S. Printing Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1160

The Great Wallace Shows. Physical prodigies

The Great Wallace Shows. Physical prodigies. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1029

The Great Wallace Shows. Robert Stickney, Jr. ... Bareback rider

The Great Wallace Shows. Robert Stickney, Jr. ... Bareback rider. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1898.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1163

Ringling Bros. Special children's department: [The Monkeys]

Ringling Bros. Special children's department: [The Monkeys]. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1165

Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. Terrific charge of the Rough  Riders

Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows. Terrific charge of the Rough Riders. Lithograph by Courier Litho. Co., 1899.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-1157

Ringling Bros. Raschetta Brothers

Ringling Bros. Raschetta Brothers. Lithograph by Courier Company, 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-9675

Ringling Bros. Three specially famous lady aerialist stars

Ringling Bros. Three specially famous lady aerialist stars. (With portraits of Millie Turnour Jessie Leon, Nettie Carroll). Lithograph by Courier Co., 1900.
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-2656

Sells Brothers' Enormous United Shows. [Chariot race]

Sells Brothers' Enormous United Shows. [Chariot race]. Lithograph by Strobridge Lith. Co.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-917 (color film copy transparency)

Stone & Murray's circus is coming. The best in the world

Stone & Murray's circus is coming. The best in the world. Lithograph by Ledger Job Print, 1870.
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-1053 (color film copy transparency)

 

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