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Title
Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows circus poster
Names
Riverside Print Co. (Lithographer)
Collection

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1890 - 1904
Place: Milwaukee :
Publisher: Riverside Print,
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 7483
Topics
Aerialists
Notes
Content: National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.
Content: Depicts a large crowd of people watching seven aerialists performing tricks on the high wire, including picking up a hankerchief from the wire, males carrying female partners, a solo female aerialist, and a male jumping onto or over a table held by two circus attendants. Four aerialist carry large Chinese parasols.
Content: High wire artists--Upper right.
Content: Illustrated poster for the Walter L. Main circus shows.
Content: Introducing the most difficult and dangerous feats ever devised by human ingenuity--Lower right.
Content: National Show Co. Inc, Operators--Upper left corner.
Content: Posters & lobby cards
Content: Walter L. Main founded his circus in 1885 and, four years later, sold it to the Schribner and Smith Circus. In 1890 his next circus was a wagon show, converted later to rails which toured on 27 cars. He sold this circus in 1889 but by 1901 had another. By 1904 he ceased personally managing circuses but for the next three decades he leased his popular name to various managers, including Andrew Downie, 1918-1924, Floyd and Howard King, 1925-1928, and others from 1930-1937.
Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 106 x 71 cm., on identically-sized linen backing.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG98-F963
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14426839
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 80a67670-c62c-012f-63f2-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Created (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows circus poster" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890 - 1904. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows circus poster" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1890 - 1904). Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows circus poster Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed5-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Walter L. Main 3 ring trained wild animal shows circus poster