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Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster

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Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster
Erie Lithographing Co. (Lithographer)

Circus and magic posters

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1907 - 1929
Place Term: Erie [Penn.] :
Publisher: Erie Litho.,
Library locations
Billy Rose Theatre Division
Shelf locator: MWEZ +++ 19777, no. 7
Content : National Endowment for the Arts Millennium Project.

Content : Bombayo, the man from India, in the most astounding midair somersaulting exploits ever witnessed--Bottom of poster.

Content : 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.

Content : Poster advertisement for the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, featuring the aerialist Bombayo.

Content : Posters & lobby cards

Content : 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 from 1919-1929. It afterwards became a Ringling Bros. subsidiary and last toured in 1938.

Content: Treasures of the American Performing Arts, 1875-1923
Physical Description
Extent: 1 poster : col. ; 71 x 52 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b14426836
UUID: 7d0507d0-c62c-012f-717c-58d385a7bc34
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  • 1907: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. (1907 - 1929). Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-4ed9-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Hagenbeck-Wallace circus poster