• 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 band and performers

    Circus performers and band members with instruments are standing in front of a tent, with an elephant, camel and ponies. The date 1900 is written on the upper left hand corner of the photograph. Georg…

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  • Woman circus performer with snake

    Photograph of an unidentified woman circus performer with a large snake wrapped around her neck and shoulders. Photograph is a tintype in a paper frame. In the background of the photograph is a tent w…

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  • George W. Hall Show 1900

    Photograph of the George W. Hall Show in 1900. Circus performers and workers, with a burro and pony are standing in front of a circus tent.

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  • Circus performers and circus band in front of circus tent entrance

    Circus performers and circus band in front of a small circus tent set up in a field. An adult clown is holding a child clown. Band members have their instruments. Other circus performers are in costum…

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  • Circus elephant with trainer and woman

    An elephant trainer and woman are standing in front of an elephant with a raised trunk. Behind the elephant is a truck with "Hall's Trained Animal Circus & Menagerie" painted on the door.

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  • George Washington Hall, 1836-1918

    Formal portrait of George "Popcorn" Washington Hall, a circus owner, with winter headquarters in Evansville, Wisconsin.

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  • Letterhead of the Harry Metscher family

    Letterhead of the Harry Metscher family advertising their circus acts. There is a photograph of the family and drawings of various tightrope and trapeze acts surrounds the photograph. Text on the lett…

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  • George Washington Hall, Jr. Circus 1914

    Circus performers dressed in costumes. One of the performers is doing a handstand. Written in pencil on the reverse side of the photograph is, "George W. Hall Show 1914"

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  • Tightrope walker

    Man siting on a chair balanced on a broom stick between two chairs. "Chet Huber of Waukesha" is written in pencil on the back of the photo

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  • Elephant and trainer

    Elephant with large tusks. Woman trainer with whip in hand is standing behind the elephant. Mable Hall is the animal trainer.

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  • Circus trainers with circus animals

    Circus owner Frank Hall is standing to the right of man holding a dog. Between the two men is a pony with a monkey. The monkey is riding the pony and Frank Hall is holding the monkey's leash

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