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Creators:
Rogala, Dawn V.
Dates:
1992-1999
Size:
4 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1427
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection, compiled and photographed by Dawn Rogala, documents daily life in traveling, tented circuses in America, including: Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers, Circus Vargas, Sterling & Reid Brothers, Culpepper and Merriweather, Carson and Barnes, Vidbel's Olde Tyme Circus, Big Apple Circus, Carson and Barnes Circus, Culpepper and Merriweather Circ...

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Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
undated
Size:
1.1 Cubic feet (consisting of 1 folder, 6 oversize folders, 3 map case folders.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Circus
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Circus forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Dates:
bulk 1925
Size:
0.05 Cubic feet ((1 folder))
Collection ID:
NASM.2010.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of one eight by ten inch black and white photograph of Charles Lindbergh in the Mil-Hi Airways Lincoln (Aircraft) Standard J-1; a small certificate agreement between The Mil-Hi Airways and Flying Circus of Denver, Colorado, and W.P. Johnson, stating that Johnson flew in an aircraft on 9/5/1925 with Charles Lindbergh; a blur...

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Japan Ueda Performing Arts Company
Dates:
1920s
Size:
1 Sheet (79 cm x 108 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7166
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Shows sketches of a variety of circus acts and includes a photomechanical portrait of Ueda, perhaps the head of the circus company.

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Sakura Dōshi Kuni Masashi
Fukuda Kumajirō
Fillette, T. G. Lieutenant
Dates:
undated
Size:
1 Sheet (37 x 72 cm)
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7433
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Shows the arena with spectators on tiers of seats and various acts and feats in the ring. A narrative caption text in Japanese accounts the success of the Charine circus troop's Japanese debut in 1886and its continuing popularity.

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Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891
Dates:
1866-1890
Size:
0.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0068
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of five children's books about the circus, a brochure announcing the show in London, an 1873 advertisement for the Great Traveling World's Fair of Barnum's, and two scrapbooks.

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1911
Size:
0.1 Cubic feet (1 box, 345 items)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0335
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Some of the 345 silver gelatin photoprints, mounted on gray paper pages in this album, apparently were taken in Houston, as the title page indicates. However, many others were taken in New Orleans, and possibly other areas in the Gulf States. The New Orleans pictures depict City Park, St. Louis Cathedral, the Cabildo, above ground cemeteries, the...

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Creators:
Lockspeiser, Eleanore, 1900-1986
Dates:
1918-1983
Size:
0.4 Linear feet ((ca. 300 items))
Collection ID:
AAA.lockelea
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A 7 page autobiography; letters, undated and 1935-1981, mostly from Lockspeiser's daughter, Mary Frank, and grandchildren; Lockspeiser's passport; photographs, ca. 1918-1982, of Lockspeiser, her work and her family; slides; writings, undated and 1941-1952, some by Frank; two of Lockspeiser's sketchbooks, 1942 and 1953, in ink and in pencil, of the ...

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Creators:
Stanley, Pete, 1940-
Dates:
1961-1962
Size:
1 Item
Collection ID:
AAA.stanpete
Repository:
Archives of American Art

A diary kept by Pete Stanley primarily about a trip that he took by horse-drawn carriage with Mimi Gross, Red Grooms, Katharine Kean (known as KK), and Nello Falteri (known as Paperino) from Florence to Venice, Italy and back performing shadow puppet shows as Il Piccolo Circo d'Ombra di Firenze (the Little Shadow Circus from Florence). The diary in...

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Creators:
Law, Ruth
Dates:
bulk 1916-1919
1912-1963
Size:
1.67 Cubic feet (1 flatbox; 1 slim legal document case)
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0387
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

Ruth Law was the third American woman to earn her pilot's license. The Ruth Law Collection chronicles her aviation career with most materials dating from 1916 to 1919. The largest part of the collection is a scrapbook, with additional loose materials, containing the following types of items: photographs; newspaper clippings; correspondence; magazine articles; programs; and ribbons.

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