Here’s a fun lot of circus magazines/programs I bought last year at the flea market.
While I know of Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey, I’ve never heard of the circuses produced by the Downie Bros or Hagenbeck-Wallace.
I read online that at its peak Hagenbeck-Wallace ran the second-largest circus in the US, second only to Ringling Bros.
I couldn’t find any information on the Downie Bros. however.
If you’ve heard of either of these circus troupes OR have a circus story to tell, please share!
We’d love to hear from you.
And last year I wrote a post on the 1944 Hartford circus fire.
Click here to read that post.