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Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum & Bailey Poster

Barnum & Bailey Poster
Poster for Barnum and Baileys Circus

Background imageBarnum Collection: Edouard Beaupre

Edouard Beaupre, the Willowbunch giant (1881 - 1904), giant and circus performer, and part of Barnum and Baileys circus. Named here in the Tatler as Arthur Beaupre, the Montana Giant

Background imageBarnum Collection: Lillian Leitzel - German Circus acrobat and strongwoman

Lillian Leitzel - German Circus acrobat and strongwoman
Lillian (" Lilli" ) Leitzel (1892-1931) - an acrobat and strongwoman for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBarnum Collection: Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant

Caricature of P T Barnum and Jumbo the elephant
Caricature of Phineas Taylor (PT) Barnum (1810-1891), American showman and businessman, and Jumbo the African elephant which he bought for his circus from London Zoo in 1882

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The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth, the worlds largest, grandest, best amusement institution. Date c1899. The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on Earth, the worlds largest, grandest

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Barnum and Bailey Show Programme, 1897

The Barnum and Bailey Show Programme, 1897
Front cover of the Barnum and Bailey Show programme for the 1897 performances at Olympia, London

Background imageBarnum Collection: Advertisement for Barnum and Baileys Circus, 1897

Advertisement for Barnum and Baileys Circus, 1897
Poster advertising Barnum and Baileys three ring circus, commonly known as The Greatest Show on Earth, 1897

Background imageBarnum Collection: Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man

Stephan Bibrowski (1890 - 1932), know as Lionel the Lion-faced Man. Lionel traveled to the United States and started appearing with the Barnum and Bailey Circus

Background imageBarnum Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1898
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902) also known as " the Bearded Lady" toured with the showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. 1898

Background imageBarnum Collection: c. 1920s - Tom and Alice obese sideshow performers

c. 1920s - Tom and Alice obese sideshow performers
Early 20th century vintage press photograph - Tom and Alice obese sideshow performers arriving in Los Angeles. Probably Alice Dunbar

Background imageBarnum Collection: c. 1920s - Madame Alice fat lady performer

c. 1920s - Madame Alice fat lady performer
Picture captioned Madame Alice - possibly Alice Dunbar, nicknamed Alice from Dallas who worked for Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey for nearly 20 years

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Hairy Family of Burma - hypertrichosis lanuginosa

The Hairy Family of Burma - hypertrichosis lanuginosa
c. 1860s India - the hairy family of Burma - congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa - they became famous as a show attraction and freak show act

Background imageBarnum Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones 1897
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902), a " freak" and part of the " Greatest Show on Earth". The accompanying article describes her as " in every respect the best of the "

Background imageBarnum Collection: Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Poster, Barnum and Bailey, Greatest Show on Earth

Background imageBarnum Collection: General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb
Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 - 1883), known as General Tom Thumb, was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum's Circus, probably Liverpool, Victorian period

Barnum's Circus, probably Liverpool, Victorian period

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum's Circus in Ramsgate in 1899

Barnum's Circus in Ramsgate in 1899

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum and Bailey's Show and Circus, Nottingham

Barnum and Bailey's Show and Circus, Nottingham
Barnum and Bailey's Show and Circus passing St Peter's Church, Nottingham, May 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageBarnum Collection: Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf

Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf, who achieved great fame. Wearing court dress, appearing at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly

Background imageBarnum Collection: The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones

The bearded lady: Miss Annie Jones
Annie Jones Elliot (1865 - 1902) also known as " the Bearded Lady" toured with the showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction

Background imageBarnum Collection: Winter quarters of Barnum and Bailey Circus, Bridgeport, USA

Winter quarters of Barnum and Bailey Circus, Bridgeport, USA
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, winter quarters of the Barnum and Bailey Circus. circa 1905

Background imageBarnum Collection: P T Barnums Museum, New York City, USA

P T Barnums Museum, New York City, USA. 1857

Background imageBarnum Collection: Christmas present - Miniature Barnum Great Menagerie 1908

Christmas present - Miniature Barnum Great Menagerie 1908
Edwardian children would have loved this gift for Christams, miniature wild animal figures in captive cages, for the nursery. 1908

Background imageBarnum Collection: Jumbo the elephant versus Charles Bradlaugh

Jumbo the elephant versus Charles Bradlaugh
Punch magazines comment on the unwelcome departure of the elephant Jumbo from England to America with P.T Barnum. Here Mr Punch suggests Barnum take an altogether different beast

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum Institute of Science and History, Bridgeport, Conn

Barnum Institute of Science and History, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Now a Museum celebrating the life and craeer of P. T. Barnum. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBarnum Collection: Lionel the Lion-faced Man

Lionel the Lion-faced Man
Stephan Bibrowski (18911932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was

Background imageBarnum Collection: Lionel, The Lion-faced Man - Very Hairy Man

Lionel, The Lion-faced Man - Very Hairy Man
Stephan Bibrowski (18911932), better known as Lionel the Lion-faced Man, was a famous sideshow performer. His whole body was covered with long hair that gave him the appearance of a lion; this was

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum's Circus Parade Victorian period

Barnum's Circus Parade Victorian period

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Last Aztecs - Maximo and Bartolo

The Last Aztecs - Maximo and Bartolo
Two sideshow exhibits, Maximo and Bartola, both sufferes of microcephaly, who were billed by freakshow promoters as The Last Aztecs

Background imageBarnum Collection: Johanna the Gorilla, Barnum and Baileys Circus, 1897

Johanna the Gorilla, Barnum and Baileys Circus, 1897
Photograph of Johanna, then known as the only living giantess gorilla, who was part of Barnum and Baileys three ring circus The Greatest Show on Earth, in her cage, 1897

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum and Baileys circus, the Greatest Show on Earth

Barnum and Baileys circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, showing a woman on a tightrope with doves. Date: circa 1902

Background imageBarnum Collection: Music cover, Barnum Circus by Maurice Vandair

Music cover, Barnum Circus by Maurice Vandair
Music cover, Barnum Circus, music by Maurice Vandair, words by Charlys and Vandair. 1941

Background imageBarnum Collection: BARNUMs MUSEUM 1853

BARNUMs MUSEUM 1853
Barnums American Museum, New York city. Date: 1853

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The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth, the worlds grandest, largest, best, amusement institution. The Flying Dillons in a series of most marvelous mid-air feats and startling performances

Background imageBarnum Collection: Federal Theatre Project presents The drunkard or the fallen

Federal Theatre Project presents The drunkard or the fallen saved Originally produced by PT Barnum in his museum: A rip-roaring melodrama with thrills & laughter!

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth The worlds large

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth The worlds large

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The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Scenes in the grand water circus. Circus poster showing performers in a pool. Date c1895

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The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Wonderful performing geese, roosters and musical donkey. Circus poster showing clowns with performing animals including geese, roosters, and a donkey

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Jap

The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth Breath-taking Japanese slide for life. Circus poster showing a Japanese tight-rope walker descending a steeply angled wire. Date c1898

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The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. The marvelous foot-ball dogs. Circus poster showing clowns with performing dogs. Date c1900. The Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth

Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth. Poster showing a horse leaping through a flaming hoop. Date c1898. Barnum & Bailey greatest show on earth

Background imageBarnum Collection: Circus poster showing cowboys performing riding and rope tri

Circus poster showing cowboys performing riding and rope tricks. Date c1900

Background imageBarnum Collection: The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - The great Coney

The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - The great Coney Island water carnival... Poster showing performers diving and clowns in the ocean at Coney Island, New York. Date c1898

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The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - The celebrated ponies Jupiter & Joie... Poster showing two ponies, one with rider, jumping over an obstacle. Date c1898

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The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - The realistic jungle menagerie... Poster showing animals on display and performers beneath palm trees. Date c1897

Background imageBarnum Collection: Barnum the hypnotist

Barnum the hypnotist. Date 19 -

Background imageBarnum Collection: Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Der welt

Die Barnum & Bailey groesste schaustellung der welt Der welt grosstes, grossartigstes, bestes amusements-institut. Men in military uniforms standing while bareback riding on horses

Background imageBarnum Collection: Farewell ride on Jumbo

Farewell ride on Jumbo
A Farewell ride on Jumbo. The famous and popular African elephant kept at the London Zoological Gardens at Regents Park, London, giving a group of children a ride on his back



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