• 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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  • Horseback riders with H. A. Bruce Shows

    Black and white photograph of a man and woman riding horses. In the background is a circus wagon. The photograph is stapled to a cardboard with the inscription H. A. Bruce Shows 192501928.

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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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  • Vivian McCart, 1896-1919

    Spencer, Evansville, Wisconsin

    A black and white photograph of Vivan McCart, aged two years, sitting on the arm of a wicker chair, holding a doll, in the background is a table with a photograph of an unknown woman. The photograph i…

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  • Jessie Hall McCart Gollmar and children

    Black and white photograph on postcard of Jessie Hall McCart Gollmar and her children, Vivian McCart, Frank McCart, Sr., and Walter Gollmar on the porch of their Evansville, Wisconsin home. The photog…

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  • Grace May Hall and snake

    Grace May Hall, age seven years in 1893, with two snakes wrapped around her body. She is holding the head of one snake in her right hand. The head of the other snake is visible on her left arm. Grace…

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  • Grace May Hall, Circus performer

    Grace May Hall in a formal portrait with a snake wrapped around her neck. Grace May Hall was a circus performer with her father, George W. Hall, Jr.'s circus.

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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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  • Vivian McCart 1896-1919

    Wendt, Boonton, N. J

    Sepia tone professional photograph of Vivian McCart with a small snake in her hands and her left foot is resting on a larger coiled snake. Wendt, Boonton, N. J. Ivory Process is imprinted on the cardb…

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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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  • Lida E. Hall, 1863-1917

    Portrait photograph of Lida Hall, wife of George Washington Hall, Jr. Lida traveled with her husband's circus as a circus performer and with other circuses in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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  • Circus performers

    Circus performers lined up for parade. The photograph has 1903 written on the upper left hand corner of the border. George W. Hall, Jr. operated a circus from Evansville, Wisconsin in 1903.

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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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  • Hall Circus Lion Wagon

    Black and white photograph of George W. Hall's circus lion wagon drawn by four horses. Two lions are in the cage. This is a reproduction of an earlier photograph with the date May '70 on the right han…

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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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