Those magnificent circus advertisements!
Quedah, offspring of a Mysterious Malay Mountain Mammoth, descendant of the Prehistoric Monsters that were contemporaneous with the Ichthyosaurus and Pterodactyl. Van Amburgh, Chas. Reiche & Bros. New Railroad Show, 1885.
Glorious Glittering Galaxy of Gypsy Gymnasts. Adam Forepaugh's show, written by Press agent "Kit" Clarke.
Oceans of Wealth Invested in World's Wonders, Sells Bros., 1884.
The Animal, Arenic, Antiquarian, Aquarium, Aviary and Amusement Aggregation of the Age!, L. B. Lent's, 1872.
Information from the New York Clipper, various newspaper clippings.
1835 Newspaper Advertisement, large file.
The Hippozoonomadon and Athelolypmimanthem, 1862
Yankee Robinson' Colossal Moral Exhibition with Egyptian Wallapuss, 1867
L.B. Lent's Universal Living Exposition, Metropolitan Museum, Mastadon Menagerie, Hemispheric Hippozoonomadon, Cosmographic Caravan, Equescurriculum, Great New York Circus and Monster Musical Brigade, 1872
P.T. Barnum's Museum, Menagerie, Hippodrome, Polytechnic Institute & International Zoological Garden, 1873
John Robinson's Great World's Exposition, Museum, Aquarium, Animal Conservatory & Strictly Moral Circus, 1873
L. B. Lent's New York Circus, Museum, Menagerie, Hippozoonomadon, Caravan, Equescurriculum & Zoological Gardens, 1873
Great Eastern Menagerie, Museum, Aviary, Circus, Roman Hippodrome and Egyptian Caravan, 1874
Springer's Royal Cirqzoolodon, Monster Menagerie, Caravan and Museum Esposition, started at Detroit in 1875
W. C. Coup's Equescurriculum and Hippocolloseculum, 1879
W.W. Cole's New Colossal Shows, Consolidated Three Ring Circus, Menagerie, Gallery of Wax Statuary, Russian Roller Skaters, Elevated Stage, Encyclopedia and Races, 1884
The W. C. Coup Six Enchanted Rolling Palaces, Eden Musee, Aquarium and Auditorium, circa 1891 (not a circus)
F. J. Taylor's Great American Double Circus, Huge World's Museum, Caravan, Hippodrome, Menagerie and Congress of Wild and Living Animals, 1893
Information from White Tops (publication of Circus Fans Association), Banner Line and circus historians.
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