The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
September 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012
The exhibition catalog includes numerous images of women circus performers: "Evetta the Only Lady Clown," "Madam Yucca: The Champion American Female Hercules," and "Polly Lee." The essays in the catalog cover a wide range of topics, including "Bearded Ladies, Dainty Amazons, Hindoo Fakirs, and Lady Savages: Circus Representations of Gender and Race in Victorian America," by Janet M. Davis.
A search for circus posters in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Online Catalog retrieves more than 200 images. The Wisconsin Historical Society's Let's Go to the Circus includes more than 200 photos (e.g., trapeze artist Jennie Rooney). The Harrison Sayre Circus Collection (Florida State University) offers posters and photographs. Archives Hub provides a gateway for Fairs and Circus History collections in the UK.
|Adam Forepaugh & Sells Brothers Enormous Shows Combined. Strobridge Lith. Co. 1896. Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZC4-930.|