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Circus parade, Council Grove, Kansas

Circus parade, Council Grove, Kansas
Date: 1890s
In these photographs, a circus parade passes down Main Street, Council Grove, Kansas. A person riding an elephant, camels, clowns, and a horse-drawn steam calliope are pictured.


Cordts sisters

Cordts sisters
Date: 1930s
A poster announcing the Cordts Sisters Big Indoor Circus.


Downie Brothers Circus

Downie Brothers Circus
Creator: Kelty, Edward J, 1888-1967
Date: June 1, 1939
A photograph of the Downie Brothers Circus performers, crew, and band members posed before a large circus tent in Newburg, New York. Native Kansan Reb Russell performed with this circus.


Jean, Kathleen and Margery Cordts

Jean, Kathleen and Margery Cordts
Date: 1930s
A portrait showing three members of the Cordt sisters, Jean, Kathleen & Margery, performing an acrobatic routine. They were from Wamego, Kansas.


June, Kathleen, Margery and Jean Cordts

June, Kathleen, Margery and Jean Cordts
Date: 1930s
Portrait of June, Kathleen, Margery and Jean Cordts who were dancers, singers and acrobats from Wamego, Kansas, and performed around the state with the Wiziarde Circus.


L. W. Halbe Collection

L. W. Halbe Collection
Creator: Halbe, L. W. (Leslie Winfield), 1893-1981
Date: 1908-1912
The L. W. (Leslie Winfield) Halbe photo collection consists of 1500 glass plate negatives produced by Halbe during his teenage years. Halbe lived in Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas, and began taking photographs of the region with an inexpensive Sears and Roebuck camera when he was fifteen years old.


Margery & Kathleen Cordts

Margery & Kathleen Cordts
Date: 1930s
A portrait of Margery & Kathleen Cordts from Wamego, Kansas, performing an acrobatic routine.


Reb Russell photo collection

Reb Russell photo collection
Date: 1930-1940
Lafayette H. Russell was born May 31, 1905, in Osawatomie and died March 16, 1978, in Coffeyville. He later changed his name to Reb Russell. Russell was an All American football player for Northwestern and was one of the original Philadelphia Eagles in the team's first year of existence. In 1932, Russell went to Hollywood to appear in "The All-American" where he met Tom Mix. In 1933, Reb Russell made a string of movies. After his short film career he joined the Russell Brothers Circus and later (1937) he performed with the Downie Brothers Circus. He later purchased a ranch which extended from southeast Kansas into northeast Oklahoma. Russell is remembered for his innovative Hi-Goal Agriculture, a plan to help small farmers increase productivity and profits without government aid. Russell also ran against Joe Skubitz for the Fifth Congressional District.


Walter and Annabel Cordts

Walter and Annabel Cordts
Date: 1930s
Portrait of Walter "Sonny" and Annabel Cordts, brother and sister tap dancing team, part of the Cordts family performers from Wamego, Kansas.


Wiziarde Novelty Circus

Wiziarde Novelty Circus
Date: 1930s
A poster announcing the arrival of the Wiziarde Novelty Circus and Trained Animal Show.


Wiziarde Novelty Circus

Wiziarde Novelty Circus
Date: Between 1930 and 1939
A poster announcing the Wiziarde Novelty Circus.


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