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Circus Crew

Description: Photograph of Barnum and Bailey outdoor circus. Crowds of civilians mill around outside of the tents. An inscription on the photograph reads "#4 copyright 1910 by Wischuster, Barnum & Bailey's Circus, May 21, 1910. New York." A letter addressed to Sabino Abreu is written in Spanish on the back of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Crew

Description: Photograph of a large number of circus performers standing outside of a large building. A road runs to the right of the crowd of circus performers.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Lot

Description: Photograph of a plot of land where a circus performance is in the set-up process. The lot is surrounded by a run-down fence. Several family homes are visible beyond the collection of circus tents.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Parade Unrolling Canvas

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers Parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Circus workers are unrolling yards of canvas from the train, pictured left. The railroad station is crowded with onlookers watching the circus unload.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performer in Frog Costume

Description: Photograph of a man dressed in a frog costume climbing a tree. The costume consists of a one piece, dark-colored suiting covering his hands and feet. The man's head and neck are covered with a three-dimensional form of a frog's head.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performers

Description: Photograph of circus performers in front of a decorated sidecar. The twelve male performers and four female performers are dressed in highly-decorate costumes. The sidecar is decorated with flowers and birds.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performers and Personnel

Description: Photograph of performers and personnel of the Ringling Brothers Circus. The photograph was taken inside of a large tent. The group of men consist of some members dressed in full costume while others are dressed in plain clothes.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Performers in Costume

Description: Photograph of three men, a woman and a young boy in circus uniform. The men are wearing decorative suspenders and bow ties on top of white collared shirts and pants. The woman wears a dress with an embroidered bodice and long skirt, lace up boots, and ruffled bonnet.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Circus Showhorses

Description: Photograph of a circus act consisting of a man conducting four horses in a ring. Each horses is up on its' hind legs. A crowd of onlookers surround the ring, seated in bleachers.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown and Dog

Description: Photograph of a clown dressed in a white two piece ensemble with long gathers at the wrists and ankles. He has a large ruffle around his neck and over-sized shoes on his feet. The clown's face is painted white with dark shapes on his nose, mouth, and eyes. To the left of the clown, a dog balances on its' hind legs on a block.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown and Dwarf

Description: Photograph of a clown and dwarf in full costume. The clown is carrying a long stick resting on his shoulder and standing behind a low bench. The dwarf stands to the left on the clown, wearing a suit with flowers pinned to his label.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Clown at the Circus

Description: Photograph of a clown at an outdoor circus. The clown is wearing a bucket hat and a long shirt with two rows of buttons down the front. A crowd of onlookers sits in rows of bleachers behind him.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Courtyard Circus Performance

Description: Photograph of a circus performance occurring in a courtyard between several large buildings. A stage is set up in the middle of the courtyard while a band plays in front of the stage. Crowds of civilians around the stage wait for the performance to begin.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Courtyard Parade

Description: Photograph of a parade taking place in a courtyard. Men and women crowd the sidewalk. A clown walks along the path to the left of the grassy space in the center of the courtyard.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. One boy is standing on the shoulders of another boy. The boy balancing on the other's shoulders is holding onto two younger children with each arm. The boy on the bottom of the stunt helps support the weight of the younger children by holding onto their waists.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Los Cuatro Holgiun Circus Act

Description: Photograph of the Los Cuatro Holguin circus act performing a stunt. The four boys are balancing on each other's shoulders.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Cookhouse Inundated with Flood Waters]

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's cookhouse in La Feria Texas. The street is flooded into the doorsteps of the houses up and down the street. A man stands in the middle of the street, facing the camera. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Cookhouse. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Show Flooded in La Feria]

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's headquarters in La Feria Texas. In this photograph, the flood waters had receded, but the front of the building is strewn with debris. An inscription on the front of the photograph reads "Cuban Show Flood Quarters. La Feria Tex. 5/29/1929."
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Show in La Feria]

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's flooded camp ground in La Feria Texas. "Cuban Show La Feria Texas 5-29-29" is hand-written on the front of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Cuban Show Letterhead]

Description: Paper letterhead for the Carpe Cubana Circus. The letterhead reads "Cuban Shows, V. Abreu, Mgr. Permanent Address: 302 Keller St. San Antonio, Tex."
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Cuban Show Lot in La Feria

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's show lot in La Feria, Texas. The ground is flooded with water and surrounded by trees and shrubs. Five men pose for the camera while standing in the flood water. Two tall poles extend from the center of the show lot, secured by heavy hires. A hand-written inscription reads "CUBAN SHOW. LOT LA FRIA TEX 5/29/29."
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Cuban Show, Panaderia La India

Description: Photograph of Carpe Cubana's storage building in La Feria, Texas. Several men stand outside of a warehouse structure with a sign reading "Panaderia La India." Machinery is strewn messily outside of the building. A hand-written inscription on the photograph in white reads "Cuban Show."
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

[Dancers in the Carpe Cubana Circus]

Description: Photograph of Amelia and Abelardo Abreu, dancers in the Carpe Cubana show. Amelia stands to the left, holding her dress with her right hand and touching her hip with her left hand. She wears a striped cap, vest, and long skirt with large flower embroidery along the hem. Abelardo stands to the right of Amelia, wearing a dark cap, vest, tie, and plaid cummerbund.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum

Delivery of Tobacco Crop

Description: Photograph of a load of tobacco being delivered in Henderson, Kentucky. Rows of covered wagons filled with tobacco product line the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: Witte Museum