The Great Circus Street Parade in Pictures
The drum and bugle corps, gorgeous chariots, fabulous tableau cars, ornate animal wagons, triumphal and patriotic floats and barges, the "sweet-tongued bells of Moscow," the Roman teams, military bands, beautiful ladies escorted by handsome knights, brass bands, huge herds of swaying elephants, desert-born camels, fierce lions, elfin ponies, clowns, jugglers, harlequins, gymnasts, buffoons, cowboy riders, Indian chiefs, whistling calliopes, and more - the great circus parades of the turn of the century in all their glory: "A winding, dazzling river of silver and gold...Floods of music, glittering sights of joy...A mile of gleam, gold, glint and glistening glamour."
Here in 183 rare and unusual photographs and posters (10 in full color) are the glorious, colorful sights and the spine-tingling, thrilling sounds of circus parades.
Full, informative and detailed captions and the marvelous illustrations give a virtual history of perhaps the greatest, most alluring form of advertising ever conceived by man. Here is a vital part of our past with all its excitement, exotic flavor, and sheer sense of wonder and joy.