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Call number CWi 6248
Title Dan Rice's Circus
Collection Herald
Date 1869
Object Name Herald
Creator Cincinnati Commercial Print
Scope & Content 10 1/4" x 26 1/2" -- Black print on white field

Side A -- "(Outstanding lines under cut) -- THE ANOUNCEMENT - THE PURPOSE etc." performers include Mr. Charles F. Reed, Burnell Runnells, Miss Jen... [text missing], Ella E... [text missing], William Rollande, William Young, John Trewolla, Miss Lizzie Marcellus, Master Dick Clark, and R. P. Jaynes


Orphan Asylum Lot -- Saturday Afternoon & Evening -- April 17

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.