Barton's Circus :Barton's big new circus, sole direction of Mrs F J Barton. The most wonderful combine in amusement annals! 30 star artists, 60 highly trained horses, ponies, mules and animals. Wright & Jaques, Auckland. [ca 1918-1923].
Reference Number: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Barton-02
Poster promoting a circus whose performers included: the famous Toronoski Troupe of Japanese; Marvou (comedian), Fremar Bros (comedy acrobats), The Francoff Troupe (artistic groupings of ancient statuary), Little Mona (child teapeze artist), Marquis (calculating pony), The Wingate Susters (aerial acrobats and iron jaw performers), Kingsonian (rider and jockey), Broncho Jim (rough rider), Thos Kadama (Risley act - [where three acrobats lie on their backs and toss a fourth from one to the other], Barbereina (queen of the silver thread), Alix Wyllie (American cowboy, expert lassooist and rope king), Mighty Atom (the smallest horse in the world), Mdlle Lillian (contortionist), Silver King (cleverest pony in the world). Full brass band conducted by Mr J Parkinson.Touring agents were Messrs R J Oswald and A R Sullivan; town agent Mr T Cotton; Studmaster Mr J Crotty; Electrician Mr V J Stevens (the show was electrically lighted throughout); Canvasmaster Mr E King; equestrian director Mr A Lee.
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Barton's Circus :Barton's big new circus, sole direction of Mrs F J Barton. The most wonderful combine in amusement annals! 30 star artists, 60 highly trained horses, ponies, mules and animals. Wright & Jaques, Auckland. [ca 1918-1923]., Reference Number Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Barton-02 (1 digitised items)
Extent: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on poster.Offset lithograph 1010 x 383 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera
Historical Notes: After the death of Frank Barton in New Zealand in 1917, his widow took over direction of the family circus. By 1924, the family was travelling New South Wales as Worley bros Circus, but by 1928 had reverted to the name 'Barton'. Therefore this poster is likely to date from 1918-1923 (Information from Mark St Leon, Australia, in August 2008).
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Other copies available: File print and colour transparency in Ephemera Room
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