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[Abreu Family Portrait]

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez on the second row to the left. Federica sits in the center of the Abreu men, wearing an embroidered dress and a cross necklace. The men are wearing dark suits with ties and collared white shirts.
Date: unknown

Abreu Family in Costume

Description: Photograph of the Abreu family with Sabino Gomez seated far left in the front row. The men are wearing matching suspenders embroidered with ric rac on top of pleated shirts and satin pants. Federica, seated in the front center, is wearing a long dress with gathered sleeves and a pleated skirt. The waist and seams are embroidered with flowers. An embroidered lace doily is draped across the front of the bodice. Federica wears a small crown and many rings on her fingers, while holding a bouquet of roses.
Date: unknown

Guzmani Trio

Description: Postcard containing two photographs of the Guzmani Trio. The photograph to the left features the three male members of the trio standing one behind the other and facing the camera. The photograph to the right features the three men sitting in chairs. In the center of the postcard is an advertisement for the Trio, featuring photographs of the three men and images of the men balancing on large inflated balls.
Date: unknown

Horse Act

Description: Photograph of a circus performance involving two men riding horses. Both horses are standing on boxes with their forelegs. Crowds of onlookers sit in bleachers that surround the ring.
Date: unknown

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

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

Music Group in Costume

Description: Photograph of a music and dance group in costume. A woman stands on a table in the middle of the group, while two men play guitar to the left and right of her. Two women with mandolins in their laps sit in chairs in front of the guitar-playing men. Four other men stand around the group of people with the instruments. Several roses are strewn on the ground around the group.
Date: unknown

Ringling Brothers Parade Elephants

Description: Photograph of a Barnum and Bailey circus parade in Asheville, North Carolina. Crowds of onlookers line the streets as circus performers in wagons pulled by large teams of horses walk through town. Between the wagons, a row of elephants faces the crowd.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.

Band Performance

Description: Photograph of a band performing for a large crowd. A conductor in a white suit directs the band, who is seated in bleachers. The band is wearing matching uniforms consisting of a cap and suit embroidered with gilt trim.
Date: unknown

Erecting the Tent

Description: Photograph of the Barnum and Bailey circus crew erecting a large tent. Five tall poles are held in place by heavy cables in the center of a field. Teams of men are setting up the exterior frame of the tent and rows of bleachers.
Date: unknown

Balancing Act

Description: Photograph of aerialists performing a trick on stage for a large crowd of onlookers. One aerialist balances on a large ball on top of another man's shoulders. Two other performers stand behind the balancing act.
Date: unknown

Medota Carnival

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez performing with the Abreu family at the Mendota Carnival. Sabino Gomez carries two members of the Abreu family on his shoulders on a stage in the middle of the town square. Onlookers surround the stage and watch the performance.
Date: unknown

Adolph's Christmas Card

Description: Photograph of baby Adolph wearing a shirt-sleeved sweater. The portrait is taken from the waist up. The smiling baby facing left. The photograph is encased in a Christmas card with a green cover and back. The cover reads "Merry Christmas" in silver lettering, and features a small drawing of a pine tree.
Date: unknown