A History of the Circus in America
by George L Chindahl
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Publication Date: 1959
The Caxton Printers Ltd

In this book the author traces the development of the circus in America since 1771, beginning with the small "overland" troupes that toiled along country roads by means of horse drawn wagons, then continues with the shows that made better time on the railroads, and finally moves on to those that now travel on trucks and house their personnel in trailers.

Those who are interested in the daily life of the workers and performers will find information about living accommodations and business relationships with proprietors. The numerous illustrations, mostly from photographs, supply additional details, and there is a list of 1,100 circuses, an annotated bibliography, and an index.

Condition: Very good ex-library in very good dust wrapper.

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