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Wirth Bros.' huge circus menagerie and travelling zoo. Sole and equal owners, Messrs Philip and George Wirth. Official programme. [Front cover. 1903].

Reference Number: Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth-1903-01-front

At head of front page: "The Arena, published for Wirth Bros.' Circus and travelling Zoo".Programme includes acts by: Wirth Brothers Band, Mayazel (contortionist on pedestal), Clowns August and September, Monsieur Rogalle (tiger tamer), The Flying Eugenes, The Brothers Pedro (Roman rings), The Cantons (Chinese ladder act), Miss Marizles Wirth (juggling on horseback), Master Ernie (on ponies), The Cherokee Kid (in fact American Will Rogers), Miss Phyllis Wirth (dancer on horseback), Philip Wirth (horsetrainer), the Brothers Howard, Marechal Neil (dog trainer), Mr William Carl and horses, (the strongest man in the world), Ardo (the human serpent), Messrs P Hand and J Heller (high aerial globe walking).

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Theatre programmes, Ephemera, Photolithographs and Advertising, related to Wirth Brothers, Wellington City, Entertainers and Circus.

Part of:
Wirth Bros.' huge circus menagerie and travelling zoo. Sole and equal owners, Messrs Philip and George Wirth. Official programme. [1903]., Reference Number Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth-1903-01 (1 digitised items)
Wirth Brothers :[Circus programmes and fliers for Wirths' Circus. 1890-1960]., Reference Number Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s)Photolithograph, on folded programme, 285 x 225 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera

Historical Notes: Dated 1903, from the date Will Rogers (aka The Cherokee Kid) is said to have come to New Zealand. (acc. to visitor Costa Botes, 23/6/1999).

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