Photos and Illustrations - Acts, Performers
Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
Ernesto Sisters, high-wire artists. "Lithographs of the 1890s," Bandwagon, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Jul-Aug), 1963, p. 9.
Five LaBarra Bros.
The 5 LaBarra Bros. are: Standing - A. Bird, C. E. Bird, H. Robinson; reclining - Art. Ackerman and Dave Strait. They were acrobats, contortionists and aerial artists. Several of these artists later joined the Mohawk Valley Circus and the James Silver Circus. Hobby-Bandwagon, May, 1949, p. 5.
Robert Stickney, bare back rider, 1898. "Joe Clark's Lithographs," Bandwagon, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Jan-Feb), 1962, p. 18.
Dainty Miss Leitzel at an early age is shown in a 1922 lithograph. She was one of the greatest attractions featured in the long history by Big Bertha. The litho was printed by Strobridge. Pfening Collection. Bandwagon, Vol. 14, No. 5 (Sep-Oct), 1970, cover.
Vintage postcard from Paul Jackson's collection of old postcards. Victoria
Davenport performed with Barnum and Bailey's circus in 1913.
Photo courtesy of Paul Jackson.