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Call number CWi 6552 A-B
Title Ringling Bros. Circus
Collection Herald
Date 1889
Object Name Herald
Creator Russell and Morgan Printing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio
Scope & Content 10" x 28" black print on green paper

Side A -- "A Solid Fact! A Substantial Reality! A Stupendous Show!"

Side B -- "Van Amburgh - Ringling Two Great Menageries"

A herald was a form of advertisement used by circuses in conjunction with posters and curriers and would be distributed in advance of the arrival of a circus. Usually lacking any color and printed on newsprint, heralds often had the same appearance as a hand bill and could range from a one page one sided item to a multi paged publication similar in appearance to a newspaper.