Circus and the City New York, 1793-2010
List Price: $40.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
At the turn of the 20th century, the circus was the most popular form of American entertainment, and New York City was the hub of circus-related activity. Featuring superb archival photography, this book documents a wide variety of ephemera, images, and artifacts relating to the history of the circus in the city, from the seminal equestrian displays of the 18th-century to the iconic railroad advertisements of the late-19th century. An essay by Matthew Wittmann offers a thorough history of the circus in New York City, including stories of P.T. Barnum's triumphant entry into the circus business, the famous dwarf General Tom Thumb, and Jumbo, the African elephant that touched off a craze known More...
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