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Twentieth century circus people

John M. Turner

Twentieth century circus people

a dictionary of British circus biography

by John M. Turner

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Published by Lingdales Press in Formby .
Written in English

  • Circus performers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Dictionaries.,
  • Circus -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John Turner. Vol. 4, 1901-1950.
    GenreBiography, Dictionaries.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination352 p. :
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19034758M
    ISBN 100950908495

      The accompanying illustrations seem to feature the non-equestrian performers in the circus, however. Cooke’s Royal Circus continued operating into the 20th century, at times as a touring company and at times leasing permanent theater buildings. Early circuses such as Cooke’s were prominent examples of family firms.   In the early s Sander began People of the 20th Century – one of the most ambitious undertakings in the history of photography, the project occupied Sander for some 40 years, from the early s until his death, during which he took portraits of hundreds of German citizens and then categorised them by social type and occupation — from farm labourers to circus performers to prosperous. In Philadelphia, then the capital of the United States, President George Washington was among the famous people who enjoyed the circus. Before the turn of the century, traveling French and Spanish troupes were enlivening the circus scene from Mexico to Canada. In the 19th century American circus, men began to add new touches to this European.

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