1907 Ringling Bros. World's Greatest Shows Circus Program
The arrival of the circus was the most anticipated
day in any town where there was a performance. At the turn of
the 20th century no other form of entertainment could match its
extravagance, scale and spectacle. Ringling Bros. billed themselves
as "First in Size, First in Quality, First in Newness, First
in All Things. The One Supreme Show of the Universe." The
show featured a huge menagerie that included trained elephants
and horses, high wire wonders, acrobats, aerial sensations, gymnasts
and more. One of the most original acts was "The Flying Grigolatis
Girls - The Wonderful Winged Women of the Sky." Our June
7, 1907 program comes from the New Bedford, Massachusetts performance.
The oversized 10.25" x 14.25" 12 page program is prolifically
illustrated with black and white drawings and a multicolor centerfold.
This was the last tour of the Ringling show before the Ringling
Brothers purchased The Barnum & Bailey Circus in October 1907.
It is in exceptional condition for a piece almost 100 years old
except for a small nibble on the upper left corner of the back
of the program. (Stock number 003Ringling) $175.00
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