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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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Outside of the Dressing Room

Description: Photograph of performers and personnel of the Barnum and Bailey Circus outside of the dressing room. The group of women are standing in three rows and waving American flags.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Barnum and Bailey Circus Cars

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.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ringling Brothers in Front of Rail Car

Description: Photograph of members of the Ringling Circus in plain clothes in front of a Ringling rail car. The group of all men are standing around a boy with a washboard and tub. A line with laundry strung across it is attached to the rail car.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ringling Brothers Open Air Circus

Description: Photograph of the Ringling Brothers open-air circus. Four men and eight horses are in the circus ring. Each man is standing on the backs of two horses, one leg on each horse. A large crowd of spectators watches from rows of bleachers.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Performers on the Highwire

Description: Photograph of circus members performing a high wire act. Three separate high wires support three performers as onlookers surround the stage.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Ringling Brothers Rail Cars

Description: Photograph of a Barnum and Bailey circus train in Asheville, North Carolina. Crowds of onlookers line the street as circus workers unload rail cars.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph

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.
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Ringling Brothers Parade

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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Pelton, H. W.
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Sabino Performs with Abreu Family

Description: Photograph of Sabino Gomez performing with the Abreu family at the Mendota Carnival. Sabino Gomez stands on the stage with three men and one woman. A crowd of onlookers watch as the troupe performs in the middle of the town square.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

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
Item Type: Photograph

Child Wearing Cowboy Hat

Description: Photograph of a small boy viewing several photographs in front of a house. He is standing behind a wrought iron gate wearing a cowboy hat, short-sleeved shirt and shorts.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Portrait of Child in Costume

Description: Photograph of a small boy saluting in military uniform. He stands in front of a patterned curtain with his right arm to his forehead and the other at his side. The uniform consists of a dark, double-breasted coat with a braided belt and dark slacks.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Codona Wheel Balancing

Description: Photograph of Codona Co. Auto and Truck Wheel Balancing in Walteria, California. The building is a one-story stucco with two large bays for vehicles on the left side and several twelve -pane rectangular windows on the front. Large lettering wraps around both visible sides of the building. A man stands outside of the business wearing a suit and tie. A hand-written inscription on the back in Spanish reads "This is Lalo and his friends' business. Walteria, Ca."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph