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Shrine Circus Programs

The Shriners, a fraternal group founded in 1872, is best known for its support for hospitals for crippled children and burn victims. More than 130 Shrine Temples produce circuses every year throughout the United States and Canada. These events are a major component of the Shriners' fundraising efforts. The pre-circus street parade is kept alive by several Shrine Temples. They provide a drum and bugle corps, Oriental bands, the Arab Patrol, color guards, clowns, Mounted Patrols, brass bands and more. The circus program book sold at the event serves multiple purposes. It is a traditional program listing the acts and including pictures of the performers, a means to inform attendees of the good works performed by the Shriners and an advertising medium for local businesses. The Shrine Circus continues to be a very popular event in part because it is performed in smaller venues outside of major metropolitan areas. We have acquired a small collection of Shrine Circus Programs. Most are in very-fine to fine condition.

Polack Bros. Shrine Circus 1959 Thirteenth Annual Performance held at Beni Kedem Temple, Charleston, West Virginia November 19-22, 1959 8.5" x 11" (Stock number 005Shrine01) $20.00

Zuhrah Shrine 46th Annual Circus Program and Coloring Book. 1964 Performance held at Minneapolis Auditorium, February 27 through March 7, 1964. 8.25" x 10.75" No marks on coloring book pages. (Stock number 005Shrine03) $20.00

Shrine Circus - Souvenir - Natchez Shrine Club, Wahabi Temple - Annual. 1973 Performance held at Martin Football Stadium, July 31, 1973. 8.5" x 10.75" Cover folds. (Stock number 005Shrine02) $20.00

Polack Brothers Shrine Circus - Performed by Uniformed Units of Elf Khurafeh Temple, Saginaw, Michigan - January 1947 Program. 9" x 12" Spine separating. (Stock number 005Shrine04) $20.00

39th Annual Shrine Circus - Arena May 6th to 13th 1972 (Manitoba, Canada) Program. 8" x 10.75" (Stock number 005Shrine05) $20.00

Shrine Circus - Jan. 28th - Feb. 10th, 1952, Coliseum, State Fair Grounds, Detroit. Program. 7" x 10" (Stock number 005Shrine06) $20.00

Shrine Circus Mocha Temple Treasure Island Gardens 1967 (London, Ontario, Canada) (Same year as Expo 67 in Montreal). Program. 8" x 11" (Stock number 005Shrine07) $20.00

Ahmed Temple - Marquette, Michigan Shrine Circus - NMU Fieldhouse - May 2 and 3, 1967. Program. 8" x 10.5" (Stock number 005Shrine08) $20.00

Coastal Bend Shrine Club Official 1967 Program Shrine Circus Memorial Coliseum August 24th - 27th. Program. (Corpus Christi, Texas) 8.25" x 11" Nibble lower left corner. (Stock number 005Shrine09) $20.00

Evangeline Club's 7th Annual Super Extravaganza Shrine Circus - McNaspy Stadium U.S.L. Aug. 8th 1962. (Louisiana) Program. 8.5" x 11" (Stock number 005Shrine10) $20.00

Sahib Shrine 5th Annual Circus (Florida - 1986) - Robarts Arena Sarasota Sat. Oct. 18th and Sun., Oct. 19th; Fenton Arena Arcadia Tues., Oct. 21st; Manatee Civic Center Palmetto Fri., Oct. 24th thru Sun., Oct. 26th. Program. 8.5" x 11" (Stock number 005Shrine11) $20.00

Columbus - Fort Benning (Georgia) Shrine Club Sixth Annual Shrine Circus - November 1, 2, 3, 1968 / Columbus Municipal Auditorium. Program. 8.5" x 10.75" (Stock number 005Shrine12) $20.00 SOLD

Official Program & Color Book Shrine Carden Int. Circus 1982. Program. 8.5" x 11" (Stock number 005Shrine13) $20.00

Shrine Circus Aleppo Temple Shrine Activities Boston Garden 1956, Nov. 16, 17, 18, 23,24,25. Very good. (Stock number 005Shrine14) $20.00

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