• Circus animal performers, dog, pony, and goat

    A dog is riding on the back of a pony. The pony's front feet are on a pedestal. The goat is standing with its front feet on a pedestal facing the pony and dog.

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  • Harry Metscher family

    The Harry Metscher family, performers with the H. A. Bruce Circus that operated out of Evansville, Wisconsin. The Metscher family used the same photograph on their letterhead to advertise their trapez…

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  • Bruce and Hall Circus tents 1924

    A photograph of the Bruce and Hall Circus tents and trailers set up on a vacant lot in 1924. Three tents, one large and two small ones are visible. There are two small trailers between the two small t…

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  • Circus tents and advertising

    A postcard of the Geo. W. Hall Animal Show with people waiting to be admitted inside the tent to see the circus. Carriages and horses are parked in a field behind the tent. There are several canvases…

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  • Elephant and baby with men

    Elephant with baby standing in a street surrounded by three men. "Palm" is written on the front of the photograph. Palm was an elephant, a circus animal performer, owned by George Washington Hall, Eva…

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  • Elephant in the circuses of the Wintermute Bros. & Hall's Trained Wild Animal Shows

    An elephant is standing with left feet in the air, and right feet on a pedestal. The woman elephant trainer is standing in front of the elephant, outside the circus tent. The inscription at the top of…

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  • George Washington Hall, Jr., 1857-1930

    Portrait of George Washington Hall, Jr. taken at the Spencer studio in Evansville, Wisconsin

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  • Circus elephant with trainer

    Still image, an unused postcard of a circus elephant with trainer. Inscription on the card, "To be seen with Hall's Animal Shows."

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  • Circus truck

    A black and white photograph of a semi-trailer truck used by Charles Russell Hall to transport animals and circus equipment for Hall's Animal Actors. Hall operated his circus and had winter headquarte…

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  • Hall's Animal Actors

    A man is sitting in front of a parked Hall's Animal Actors' truck. A monkey is leashed to the truck.

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  • Circus clowns and trapeze performers

    A black and white photograph on a postcard. In the upper part of the photograph is a trapeze with a woman seated on the trapeze and the portrait of a man on the left and a portrait of a woman on the r…

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  • Charles Russell Hall with snake

    Portrait of Charles Russell Hall, age 7 years, with a snake. Hall is dressed with buckle shoes, leggings, and a peasant blouse and skirt with petticoat.

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  • Goat walking on ropes

    Goat walking on two ropes, rehearsing for a circus performance. Ropes have been strung as a bridge

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  • Frank Hall, 1883-1936

    Portrait of Frank Hall, as a boy of unknown age. Hall is wearing a suit jacket with a large scarf tied in a bow at his neck. Photograph taken by Spencer studios in Evansville, Wisconsin. "Frank Hall 1…

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  • Two circus performers in front of G. W. Hall's Animal Show tent

    Two men, circus performers, sitting on a stool in front of the opening to the tent of the G. W. Hall's Animal Show tent. George W. Hall, Jr. was in the circus business from 1880 to 1915. The Hall show…

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  • Dogs on pedestals

    A postcard with a real photograph of seven small dogs, each on a pedestal, rehearsing a circus or vaudeville performance. The card has Geo. Hall Jr. written in the upper left hand corner.

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  • Fox circus animal performer on barrel

    A fox is balancing on a barrel. The fox's leash is being held by an unidentified trainer.

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  • Monkey riding on tricycle

    Monkey on a leash riding a tricycle with a pig grazing on some grass in the background.

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  • Circus elephant holding a woman on a swing

    A black and white photograph of an elephant and trainer. The elephant is holding a swing in its mouth, with a woman sitting on the swing.

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  • Circus Tent spread on the ground

    Circus tent on the ground in preparation for raising it to the top of the poles. Men, trucks, and other circus tents are in the background.

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