Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Any circus worth its weight carried animals. Every wagon show needed lots of horses to move from town to town. Menageries were an attraction all by themselves in the mid 1800's without any performance. So for the interested parties that needed animals for their shows, there were various brokers or dealers that could supply the animals that were required. Some were placed by order, some were ready for instant delivery being held in warehouses and some zoos for the time being. This particular ad was in the New York Clipper on March 11, 1899, on page 34.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
There were occassions when the Printing firms were still owed substantial amounts of money from unpaid bills when shows went under. Here we see Leon Washburn selling his entire circus through the Donaldson address. This ran in the April 22, 1899 issue on page 157.
As you can see, I haven't posted in awhile. I sent them all in backwards. Better luck next time.
The Donaldson Litho Co. would eventually become one of the greatest printers of Circus paper in America. They would rank right up there with the Strobridge, Erie, Courier, Enquirer, and Riverside Printing firms. This ad appearred in the October 22, 1898 issue on Page 583.
The Ackermann-Quigley Lithographing Co. operated from 1894 to the 1930's. The company moved three times over the years in Kansas City, Mo. The president was J.A. Quigley and Vice-president was G.A. Ackermann. In later years the Ackermann would be dropped.
This oufit printed for many shows over the years including the Campbell Bros. Great Consolidated Shows out of Fairbury, Nebraska. When the bank foreclosed on the Campbell show in 1912. the Ackermann-Quigley Lithographing Co. filed a suit for $10,000.00 in unpaid printing costs. This ad ran in the June 13, 1908 issue on page 453.