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Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
Acts, Performers, One
Acts, Performers, Two
Acts, Performers, Three
Acts, Performers, Four
Acts, Performers, Five
Acts, Performers, Six
Wagons, Parades One
Wagons, Parades Two
Wagons, Parades Three
Wagons, Parades Four
A herald used by the John Robinson & Franklin Brothers Enormous Shows Combined. The title was used only during the 1896 season by the Robinson show. Pfening collection. Bandwagon, Vol. 11, No. 5 (Sep-Oct), 1967, cover.
Illustration from the cover of a four page newspaper herald for the Sands & Astley Circus in 1895. The show was owned by Joseph McMahon. The original drawing was made by E. Roe, and artist that worked for the U. S. Printing Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio. Reproduction from a proof of the original drawing in the Harold Dunn Collection. Bandwagon, Vol. 13, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1969, front cover.
The opposition war scaled to the pinnacle of Shelbyville's (Kentucky) Court House in 1911 when the crews of Sun Brothers and Famous Robinson literally blotted out the time of day in slugging it out for some early September dates. Sun Brothers won this one by default because Famous Robinson folded in Morganfield, Kentucky on 31 August. Photo from the personal album of the late Pete Sun (R. E. Conover Collection). Bandwagon, Vol. 13, No. 3 (May-Jun), 1969, p. 9.
This Welsh Bros. Shows letterhead was used around 1900. It was lithographed by the Erie Litho Co. "Bill Woodcock's Circus Letterheads," Bandwagon, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Jul-Aug), 1970, p. 25.
The Al G. Barnes-Sells-Floto Circus is shown in Armarillo, Texas in September of 1937. The show played during the Tri-State Fair. Photo from Wilson Collection. Bandwagon, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Mar-Apr), 1974, back cover.
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