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Ringling Brothers Circus



Ringling Brothers Circus
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Title: Ringling Brothers Circus
Description: Elevated view of a crowd gathered at the intersection of First and Main Streets to watch a bell wagon pass in a circus parade, probably the Ringling Brothers Circus. The bell wagon has been owned by the Circus World Museum since 1985.

Image ID: 94269
Creation
Date:
August 17, 1892 ca.
Creator
Name:
Van Schaick, Charles
City, State: Black River Falls, Wisconsin
Collection
Name:
Van Schaick, Charles : Photographs And Negatives, ca. 1880-ca. 1940*
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
This image is part of a larger collection of over 6,000 negatives created by Charles J. Van Schaick. Van Schaick learned the art of photography after moving to Jackson County, Wisconsin. In 1885, he opened a studio in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. He was the town photographer for over 50 years. His work includes both studio portraits and richly varied and intimate snapshots of small-town, Wisconsin life.
Subjects: Cities and towns
Horses
Commercial strips
Hats
Commercial buildings
Circus
Parades
Storefronts
Horse-drawn vehicles
Crowds
Outdoor photography
Dresses
Costume
Circus performers
Billboards
Clothing and dress
Umbrellas
Circus wagons
Suits (Clothing)
Signs and signboards
Balconies
Facades
Sidewalks
Streets
 

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