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A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists.  Each book is in high resolution PDF format.

 

 

The History of The Circus
Historic Books, Vintage Posters, and Pictures

40 total
publications on DVD-ROM

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The Ultimate Circus Lover's Library!

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A must have resource for any old time circus fan!

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A circus is a company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists and other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term 'circus' also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its 150-year modern history. Philip Astley is credited with being the 'father' of the modern circus when he opened the first circus in 1768 in England. Early circuses were almost exclusively demonstrations of equestrian skills with a few other types of acts to link the horsemanship performances. Performances developed significantly through the next fifty years, with large scale theatrical battle reenactments becoming a significant feature. The 'traditional' format, whereby a ringmaster introduces a varied selection of acts that mostly perform choreographed acts to traditional music, developed in the latter part of 19th century and continued almost universally to be the main style of circus up until the 1970s.

This collection is dedicated to circus history.  This collection on DVD contains 40 publications in PDF format, over 300 historic photos, and over 300 historic poster images are included. 

Please note that this collection contains scans of old books and magazines, some of which were in poor condition before being rescued and digitized for posterity.  This means that you may see some pages with creases and tears that show up in the scans.

Publications List:

Amateur Circus Life, 1916, by Ernest Blach, 244 pages

300+ Early 1900's Circus Photos

Autobiography of a Clown,
1910, by Isaac F. Marcosson, 144 pages

The Autobiography of Petite Bunkum,
the showman : showing his birth, education, and bringing up, his astonishing adventures by sea and land, his connection with Tom Thumb, Judy Heath, the woolly horse, the fudge mermaid, and the Swedish nightingale : together with many other strange and startling matters in his eventful career, all of which are illustrated with numerous engravings (1856), 73 pages

Carnival,
1913, by Compton Mackenzie, 421 pages

Circus Comics Number 1 and 2.
Complete circus-related comic scanned. 72 pages in all

Circus Life and Circus Celebrities,
1881, by Thomas Frost, 378 pages

Circus Memoir,
1913. “Reminiscences of George Middleton", 129 pages

Clown, The Circus Dog,
1917, by A. Vimar, 126 pages

Corinne of the Circus,
1916, by Katharine Kavanaugh, 44 pages

Guide to the Archives of the Ringling Museum,
by Deborah Walk, 61 pages

Hagenbecks Arena World Columbian Exposition,
1893, 10 page brochure

Herschell Spillman Merry Go Round Catalog
(c1900's), 36 pages

Joe Strong on the Trapeze, The Daring Feats of aYoung Circus Performer,
1916, by Vance Barnum, 223 pages

Legacy of the Circus King John Ringling,
by Aaron De Groft, 163 pages

Life of P.T. Barnum Autobiography,
1855, 164 pages

Life story of the Ringling brothers, illustrated,
1900, by Alfred Ringling, 241 pages

Monsieur Clown 1889. French Language,
by Edouard Perrodil, 193 pages

Myers Grand Hippodrome at The Crystal Palace.
Brochure c1800s., by John Myers, 32 pages

On the Road with a Circus,
1905, by William Carter Thompson, 303 pages

Over 300 Vintage Circus Poster Images

P.T. Barnums Menagerie,
1888, by PT Barnum, 27 pages

Peck's Bad Boy with the Circus,
(1906), by Hon. Geo. W. Peck, 325 pages

Polly of the Circus,
1908, by Margaret Mayo, 464 pages

Recollections of an Equestrian Manager,
1881, by Charles Montague, 114 pages

Reveries of a Circus Clown,
1914, by Max Dillae, 32 pages

Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life, Vol.1,
1883, 256 Pages

Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life, Vol.2,
1883, 271 Pages

Ring and Coronet a Story of Circus Life, Vol.3,
1883, 251 Pages

Sawdust and Spangles - Stories and Secrets of the Circus,
1901, by W.C. Coup, 300 pages

Struggles and Triumphs - Forty Years Recollections of P.T. Barnum,
1873, by PT Barnum, 854 pages

The Circus and Other Essays,
1921, by Joyce Kilmer, 321 pages

The Circus, its Origin and Growth Prior to 1835,
c1909, by Isaac Greenwood, 160 pages

The Frolie grasshopper circus,
1898, by American Cereal Co, 16 pages

The life of P.T. Barnum,
(1888), 440 pages

The Young Acrobat of the Great North American Circus,
1899, by Horatio Alger, 199 pages

The young circus rider, or, The mystery of Robert Rudd,
(c1883), 303 pages

Theatrical and Circus Life 1893. "Secrets of the stage,  green room and circus arena."
by John Joseph Jennings, 619 pages

Ticket to the Circus. A Pictorial History of the Ringlings,
by Charles Fox, 196 pages

Toby Tyler or, Ten Weeks with a Circus,
1881, by James Otis, 274 pages

When the Circus Came to Town,
1912, by Harry Newton, 78 pages

 
 

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