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

The Ruth Law Collection measures 1.67 cubic feet and dates from 1916 to 1919. The collection, a bound scrapbook with additional loose materials, contains the following types of items: photographs; newspaper clippings; correspondence; magazine articles; programs; and ribbons.

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Creators:
Fishback, Glen Curtis, 1912-1976
Glen Fishback School of Photography.
White, Judy
Ansco.
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Dates:
1930-1976
Size:
27 Cubic feet (101 boxes, 6 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0714
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Original photographic negatives, prints (black-and-white and color), and color slides and transparencies by Fishback, reflecting his career in advertising, calendar, and editorial photography; drafts of articles and correspondence by Fishback (typescripts), and incoming correspondence; copies of publications, such as magazines and annual reports, w...

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Creators:
Newell, Louis Belmont
Kenjockety, Frank
Dates:
1886-1940
Size:
2 Linear Feet
39 photographs
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.025
Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian

The Frank Kenjockety and Louis B. Newell Native American Entertainers collection includes ephemera, documents and photographs from two prominent Native American [entertainers] Frank Kenjockety (Cayuga), also known as "Chief Strong Fox" and Louis Belmont Newell, also known as "Rolling Thunder". Kenjockety's collection contains photographs, ephemera and a small amount of personal records from his career as a circus troupe leader and lecturer from 1909-1940. Newell's collection contains ephemera from his career as a traveling Medicine Man and entertainer including remedy and ointment packaging as well as broadsides and flyers.

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