Barnum and Bailey Circus Cars

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Photograph of a group of performers from the Barnum and Bailey Circus standing outside of a highly-decorated rail car. All members of the group are dressed in their performance costumes.

Physical Description

1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection and one other and was provided by Witte Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 3019 times , with 34 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of a group of performers from the Barnum and Bailey Circus standing outside of a highly-decorated rail car. All members of the group are dressed in their performance costumes.

Physical Description

1 postcard : b&w ; 14 x 9 cm.

Notes

User Feedback: "The item in the photograph is a Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows tableau wagon, built in the 1890s. It was never owned by Barnum & Bailey and is absolutely not a railroad car."

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This photograph is part of the following collections of related materials.

The Carpa Cubana Collection and the Sabino Gomez Photograph Collection

Photos documenting Mexican-American tent shows, known as "carpas", that traveled Mexico and the Southwestern United States.

Rescuing Texas History, 2011

The 2011 edition of Rescuing Texas History includes photographs, postcards, legal documents, and more. These materials reflect generations of past Texans who contributed to the history and culture of the state.

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • April 6, 2017, 11:14 a.m.

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Barnum and Bailey Circus Cars, photograph, Date Unknown; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth201149/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Witte Museum.