Circus Photos and Illustrations - Acts, Performers
Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
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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 Storbridge. 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.
The Wallendas were scouted by Ringling Barnum agent Pat Valdo who booked them on the Greatest Show on Earth for the 1928 season. They remained as a feature of the big show for many years, and returned to Ringling Barnum in the 1940s. Cover illustration dedicated to Karl Wallenda, Bandwagon, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Jan-Feb), 1976.