• 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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  • 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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  • Pearl the elephant

    Pearl, an elephant with the George Washington Hall, Jr. Circus, standing with trainer on the path between circus tents.

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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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  • A man and woman standing beside Hall's Trained Animal Circus and Menagerie truck

    A black and white photograph of a man and woman standing beside the circus truck of Hall's Trained Animal Circus and Menagerie.

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  • Charles Russell Hall , Circus performer

    Charles Russell Hall, in 1904, an Evansville, Wisconsin circus performer, standing inside a circus tent. Charles Russell was also called Russell Hall and as an adult was the third generation owner of…

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  • Howard Bruce with drum set

    Howard Bruce sitting behind his drum set.

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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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  • 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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  • Monkey and dog dancing

    Monkey on a leash and dog dancing, rehearsing for a circus performance.

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  • Goat on high wire

    A photograph of a goat performing a high wire act for an outdoor circus. The trainer is standing on the stage beside the goat. Handwritten on the back of the photograph is "Bruce Shows (Howard A. Bruc…

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  • Circus elephant

    A black and white photograph of an elephant standing with its back feet on the ground and its front feet on a half barrel.

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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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  • Pearl the circus elephant

    Black and white photograph of Pearl the circus elephant with trainer, Frank Hall, a woman and a young girl. Inscribed on the front of the photograph is "1915 - Pearl."

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  • Bruce and Hall Circus 1924, tent and banner

    The Bruce and Hall Circus tent is set up. A banner can be see on the left, advertising the circus. A small truck and a car are in front of the tent.

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  • Harry Metscher family standing on stage

    A formal portrait of the Harry "Happy" Metscher family, performers for the H. A. Bruce Shows, based in Evansville, Wisconsin. The family performed on the tightrope and the trapeze.

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  • Clown with umbrella frame

    A clown in polka dot pantaloons is holding the frame of an umbrella. The photograph is stapled to a cardboard backing with 1918 written on the cardboard.

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  • Collage of photographs of circus acts, circus tents, and circus vehicles

    A collage of photographs of circus performers, animal acts, circus tents, circus semi-trucks, and circus wagons.

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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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  • Woman standing on elephant

    Woman is standing on an elephant that is lying on the ground. A small truck with the name "Hall's Trained Animal Circus & Menagerie" is in the background.

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