Trained pigs were frequently seen on the traveling circuses. An act of trained house cats might have been included more often on the tiny dog and pony shows, but the one illustrated in this circus poster of a huge railroad circus is indeed a rarity. This Barnum & Bailey circus poster dates to 1890s. Learn More
Photo shows General view of part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill. Nice view of old trains and part of the Chicago skyline and an old Pabst Blue Ribbon sign. Photo dates to 1943. Learn More
Photo of Hotel Pontchartrain and Cadillac Square; view from City Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Great street scene photo showing old buildings, storefronts, vintage automobiles and street cars. Photo dates to between 1916 and 1919. Learn More
Picture shows a portrait view of a young woman in a trainman's outfit. On many Pennsylvania trains in the Philadelphia area, trainmen are relieved for service in the armed forces and replaced by women. Learn More
The slogans '100 Clowns - Count 'Em - 100' and 'An Army of Clowns' as on this poster of the 1920's, were commonly used to emphasize an important facet of any circus performance. Hagenbeck-Wallace Trained Wild Animals Circus with a bunch of crazy circus clowns with mohawks, spiked hair, and every sort of clown you could imagine...pretty cool poster! Learn More
Photo shows General view of part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad, Chicago, Ill. Nice view of old freight cars with the Chicago skyline in the background as well as an old PBR ad sign. Photo dates to 1943. Learn More
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