Web Site of the Week: Harry Ransom Center: Circus Collection
Step right up to this collection and see hundreds of paper items related to the history of American circuses! This remarkable offering from the Harry Ransom Center draws on the work of noted showmen such as P.T. Barnum, Hageneck-Wallace, Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey. For anyone with an interest in American cultural history, entertainment, and related subjects, the collection is a wonderful find. All told, there are over 830 items here and visitors can search around by keywords, date of publication, format, or title. Some of the highlights here include posters for “Chang & Eng, the World Renowned Siamese Twins” and elaborate advertisements for the marriage of General Tom Thumb. Some visitors may also wish to sign up to receive email updates about the addition of new materials to the site. [KMG]
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