• Circus Dog and trainer

    Dog with trainer standing in front of circus truck of Hall's Animal Circus. A partial inscription can be seen on the semi-trailer truck, "Hall's Anim..." Charles Russell Hall operated Hall's Animal Ac…

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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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  • Ringling Bros.

    Taylor, T. A. (Theodore Asa)

    This image is from Volume 1 of 100 years of pictorial & descriptive history of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, while the quoted description is from Volume 2. "The two pictures of the top of pages 78-79 a…

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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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  • 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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  • Charles Russell Hall, 1896-1956

    Charles Russell Hall riding a pony named Billy. The photograph was taken at Platteville, Wisconsin in 1906

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  • Circus elephant standing on a half barrel

    Black and white photograph of an elephant standing with right front and back feet on a half barrel and left front and back feet in the air. A man stands watching the performance

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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 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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  • Monkey riding on the back of a goat

    Goat and monkey from the Charles Russell Hall's Barnyard Circus. The monkey is on a leash and sitting on the back of the goat. The Charles Russell Hall circus was based in Evansville, Wisconsin.

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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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  • Monkey riding on the back of a pig

    A monkey is riding on the back of a pig. The monkey's leash is tied to the pig's collar.

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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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  • Goat walking on posts

    Photograph of an animal circus performer, a goat, walking on a series of posts. The goat is on a leash.

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  • Dogs on pedestals

    A postcard with a real photograph of seven small dogs, each on a pedestal, rehearsing a circus or vaudeville performance. The card has Geo. Hall Jr. written in the upper left hand corner.

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  • Circus wagon cage with lion

    Two horses are pulling a circus wagon cage with a lion inside the cage. The wagon is parked on a direct street in front of a house. The photograph has 1908 written in the upper left hand corner.

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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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  • Leopard hanging from light pole

    A leopard killed near Magnolia, Rock County, Wisconsin, is hanging from a light pole with a crowd of men and boys. The leopard was killed in 1901 after it escaped from George "Popcorn" Washington Hall…

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  • Elephant and baby with men

    Elephant with baby standing in a street surrounded by three men. "Palm" is written on the front of the photograph. Palm was an elephant, a circus animal performer, owned by George Washington Hall, Eva…

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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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