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Wild west

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 119 Collections and/or Records:

Althoff Circus Programmes, 1953 - 1977

 Sub-Series
Reference code: 178K43.638
Scope and Contents

Althoff Circus programmes for Franz Althoff, Carl Althoff, Adolf Althoff and Rudi Althoff Circus, containing colour illustrations on the front covers, inside black and white and colour photographs of perfomers and acts with text, introduction, programme and commercial advertising, featuring Koringa, Buffalo Bill impresonators, Rogge Sisters, Rogana, Arthur Robin aka The Black Hercules and The Rivels.

Dates: 1953 - 1977

American Exhibition and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Handbill, 1887

 Item — Box John Barmwell Taylor Box 1: Series 178T1
Reference code: 178T1.158
Scope and Contents

Buffalo Bill's Wild West at Earl's Court. Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. Seven other American themed attractions including a Diorama of New York Harbour and American Hunting Trophies. Printed by Perry, Printer, 138 Lillie Road, Fulham.

Dates: 1887

Annie Oakley Film, 1 November 1894

 Item
Reference code: 178D12.12
Scope and Contents

Nitrate film by Edison [EMP 86]. Prod., f./ph: W. K. L. Dickson, William Heise; cast: Annie Oakley, showing famous sharpshooter performer Annie Oakley shooting at a target.

Dates: 1 November 1894

Audio Material, 1993

 Series
Reference code: 178E4
Scope and Contents

Brian Steptoe interview with Margaret Bird (nee) Shufflebottom.

Dates: 1993

Austen Brothers London Festival Circus Programme, 1978

 Item
Reference code: 178K41.23
Scope and Contents

Brassy Searle Family equestrian act, Dakota Red Indians, Michael Austen’s Indian Elephants, Trio de Vel jugglers, Alun Davies and his 10 Poodles, Duo Fabry tight wire, Laredo Cowboys, The Lesters comedy trampoline act, Gina, Sonya trapeze, Professor Grimble and Company, Paulasz Sword balancers. Contains illustration on cover with photos. 8p.p.

Dates: 1978

Bathing Beauties, The Jazz Band Leader, and Tomahawk Territory Film, c1907 - 2001

 Item — Box Noel Drewe Box 31: Series 178D5
Reference code: 178D5.303
Scope and Contents

Circusama, Yesterdays Circus Today. 8mm, Boots. 400 feet. Black and White, Silent. Extracts from commercial films. Including; Ford Sterling in 'The Jazz Band Leader'. Buffalo Bill in 'Tomahawk Territory'. Also features animal scenes including; zebras, chimps and leopards.

Dates: c1907 - 2001

Belle Vue 26th International Circus Programme, 1954 - 1955

 Item
Reference code: 178K43.464
Scope and Contents

Manchester. Colour illustrations of circus acts including clowns, wild west, bear, elephant and tiger on a blue background with yellow, black and white type on a red background on the top section on front cover, inside introduction, black and white illustrations and photographs of acts and performers with text, programme in the centre and commercial advertising, 18p.p.

Dates: 1954 - 1955

Belle Vue Grand Victory Circus Programme, 1945 - 1946

 Item
Reference code: 178K43.455
Scope and Contents

Manchester. Three fold programme with colour illustration of two laughing clowns on top section, red and black in the centre and other circus acts on bottom section including animal trainer and equestrian act on a yellow background on the front cover, inside programme, black and white photographs of performers inclusing Hal Denver with text and red and black illustrations of circus acts on a yellow background on the right and bottom sections.

Dates: 1945 - 1946

Belle Vue Programmes, c1900 - 1999

 Sub-Series
Reference code: 178K43.443-487
Scope and Contents

Belle Vue Circus programmes.

Dates: c1900 - 1999

Billy Smart's Circus and Wild West Show Poster, c1946 - 1999

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.70
Scope and Contents

Porstmouth, Southsea Common, 11-16 August. Yellow and orange type and white type on dark blue background with illustration of clown's face and arm in green bowler hat on top section. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd. Bradford.

Dates: c1946 - 1999

Billy Smart's Circus and Wild West Show Poster, c1946 - 1999

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.140
Scope and Contents

Brighton, The Level, 18-30 August. Produced by Master Showmen. Black, white and yellow and red combined type on white and dark blue background. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: c1946 - 1999

Billy Smart's Circus plus Western Spectacle Poster, c1946 - 1999

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.77
Scope and Contents Dewsbury, the Feast Ground, 25-30 March. Jurkschat's Arabian horses, Cowboys, Indians, Squaws, The Foreign Legionaires, The Atlas Sahara Troupe of tumblers, Lilian Kenny trapeze act, Kroplin's chimpanzees, Rock'n'Roll elephants, The Two Loopinos motor-bike aerial act, 12 polar bears, The Flying Hungarian Lunasz, The Camel caravan, Spider Austin and Company, The Larenty Troupe, Gloria's Indian ponies, Flemming's Californian sea lions, Clown's firehouse. Colour illustration of cowboys and...
Dates: c1946 - 1999

Billy Smart's Circus plus Western Spectacle Poster, 5 - 10 August 1957

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.78
Scope and Contents Inverness, Bught Park. Jurkschat's Arabian horses, Cowboys, Indians, Squaws, The Foreign Legionaires, The Atlas Sahara Troupe of tumblers, Lydia and Lydda trapeze act, Kroplin's chimpanzees, Rock'n'Roll elephants, Musical chais on horseback, 12 polar bears, The Flying Hungarian Lunasz, The Camel caravan, Sasha Coco and Company, The Larenty Troupe, 8 African Lions, Flemming's Californian sea lions, Clown's firehouse. Colour illustration of cowboys and Indians scene galloping towards the...
Dates: 5 - 10 August 1957

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 9 - 11 June 1966

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.68
Scope and Contents

Cheltenham, Sandford Mill Road/Old Bath Road. Colour illustration of bust of Billy Smart wearing hat and bow tie and holding a cigar with circus ring scene on the background showing wild west act.

Dates: 9 - 11 June 1966

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 26 October - 14 November 1959

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.69
Scope and Contents

Clapham Common. Western Spectacle, wild west act, The 1001 Arabian Nights Fantasy. Yellow, pink, white and brown type on brown, yellow and white background and a colour illustration for each programme theme showing the gun battle and the magic horse in yellow, blue, pink, black and white. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: 26 October - 14 November 1959

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 10 - 12 June 1962

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.71
Scope and Contents

Stratford-on-Avon, Bishopton Field, Birmingham Road. Aerial fantasy, 20 elephants, The Fairyland story, U.S. Seventh Cavalry western show, polar bears, chimpanzees, camels plus over 150 other animals. Colour illustration of clown in green jacket and red trousers holding seven coloured ballons containing the circus acts over a black starry background. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: 10 - 12 June 1962

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 15 - 20 April 1957

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.93
Scope and Contents

York, The Knavesmire. Presenting the new circorama plus great western spectacle featuring Davy Crockett. Colour illustration of western scene in ladscape showing native Americans and settlers in battle, a larger figure of a native American stood on a hill with his right arm raise and opposite Davy Crockett hodling a riffle. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: 15 - 20 April 1957

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 6 - 11 July 1957

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.94
Scope and Contents

Preston, Moor Park. Featuring for the first time two super spectacles, The Wild West Show and the Arabian Nights Review. Colour illustration of a man in a turbant and a woman riding a black, winged horse in the centre, a man on a flying carpet on top left, belly dancers on bottom left and elephants with colour covers on. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: 6 - 11 July 1957

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 1958

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.95
Scope and Contents

Featuring for the first time anywhere two super spectacles. The Wild West Show and the Arabian Nights Review. Colour illustration of wild west scene showing a settlers' caravan being chased by native Americans and a black and white scene on bottom right corner of the gun fighters. Poster left blank for location and dates.

Dates: 1958

Billy Smart's Circus Poster, 13 - 15 September 1962

 Item
Reference code: 178R47.96
Scope and Contents

Hereford, The Race course. Featuring for the first time anywhere two super spectacles, The Wild West Show plus a new production, Fairyland Fantasy. Colour illustration of wild west scene showing a settlers' caravan being chased by native Americans. Printed by W. E. Berry Ltd Bradford.

Dates: 13 - 15 September 1962