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Tibbals Circus Collection of Heralds

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The Tibbals Circus Collection of Heralds comes from the holdings of The Ringling Circus Archives. Heralds were a popular form of advertisement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Circuses used clever language and images to proclaim the arrival of a show. This collection includes nearly 300 show titles, including Barnum & Bailey, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, Al G. Barnes, Cole Bros, Forepaugh-Sells, and highlights performances around the United States and Europe.