• Grace May Hall Bruce and Lida E. Wood Hall

    black and white portrait of Grace May Hall and Lida E. Wood Hall, mounted on white cardboard, taken 1896.

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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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  • Gollmar Brothers Circus Band

    A black and white photograph of the Gollmar Brothers Circus band in uniform. The seventeen men are holding their band instruments. "Gollmar Show Band 1910 Season" is written in ink on the reverse side…

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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 performer with two dogs

    A black and white photograph of a circus performer with a small dog and a large dog. In the background is a circus tent

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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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  • Mabel Hall Bichtler Longbotham Campbell

    portrait of Mabel Hall Bichtler Longbotham Campbell

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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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  • Grace May Hall Bruce portrait

    Black and white portrait of Grace Mae Hall Bruce on postcard

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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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  • 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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  • Grace May Hall, with two snakes

    Grace May Hall is standing in the middle of a coiled snake and another is wrapped around her neck.

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  • Circus elephant with trainer and woman

    A black and white photograph of a circus elephant sitting on the ground with its front feet in the air. A woman is standing in front of the elephant with the elephant trainer. In the background is a c…

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  • Circus performer on slack wire

    Circus performer on slack wire performing or rehearsing an act. In the background is a circus tent with "Big Show Main Entrance" on an open door. Six men and a boy are observing the performance. On th…

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  • Charles Russell Hall, 1896-1956

    Black and white professional photograph of Charles Russell Hall, age 5 years,

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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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  • Mark Hall Bruce, 1913-1985

    Mark Hall Bruce, 3 years old in 1916, the son of Grace Hall Bruce and Howard Bruce was the fourth generation of the Hall family to perform in circuses. The Hall family circuses and the Hall - Bruce Ci…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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