• 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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  • Ponies, animal circus performers

    Four ponies are performing a circus routine. Two have their hind feet on the ground with their hoof on the back of the pony in front. One pony has all four feet on the ground and the lead pony has its…

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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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  • 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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  • Monkey and dog dancing

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

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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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  • Circus storefront advertising

    Circus posters pasted to store front windows. Unknown location

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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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  • Hall and Wintermute circus tents

    Postcard of circus tents set up near railroad tracks. Written in the upper half of the postcard in ink is the title, "Hall & Wintermute Show Season 1913"

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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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  • Monkey and dog riding on back of pig

    A monkey and pig are riding on the back of a pig, rehearsing for a circus performance.

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  • Animal trainer with pig at carnival

    Animal trainer from Charles Russell Hall's Barnyard Circus with trained pig. The Charles Russell Hall circus was based in Evansville, Wisconsin.

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  • Dog riding on pig's back

    Charles Russell Hall circus animal act with dog riding on the back of a pig. A carnival ride and ticket booth can be see in the background. Charles Russell Hall operated his own shows from 1919-1950 u…

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  • Circus performers standing by truck

    Two men, dressed as circus performers are standing on the passenger side of a truck with the name "Hall's Trained Animal Circus and Menagerie" painted on the passenger side door.

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  • George W. Hall Animal Show workmen, with horse-drawn wagons

    Three men with two horse-drawn wagons. One of the men is holding a pony on a leash. Written on the back of the postcard in ink is: "Geo. W. Hall Show 1909"

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