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Austin Bros. Circus


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lois Johnson circus collection, approximately 1930s-1970s

 Collection — map-case: 5, drawer: 12-15
Identifier: 1982-018
Scope and Contents Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, posters, stationery, and ephemera related to circuses in the United States and abroad.
Dates: 1930 - 1970

Traveling circuses photo album, approximately 1930s-1940s

Identifier: 2016-048
Scope and Contents Collection of b/w circus snapshots primarily featuring performers (trapeze artists, clowns, elephant and horseback riders) behind the scenes, set-up crews and animal handlers, as well as circus company trains, transport caravans, and circus animals (camels, elephants, horses, dogs). Many photos bear handwritten notes about location, date and/or the performer's name on verso; several are stamped with the Peoria and Decatur, Illinois addresses of circusiana hobbyists Roy Frietsch and Bert...
Dates: 1930 - 1940