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Call number CWi 6818 A-B
Title Yankee Robinson"s Circus
Collection Herald
Date 1916
Object Name Herald
Creator Erie Litho & Printing Co., Erie, Pa.
Scope & Content 10 1/2" x 28" -- black print on tan paper

Side A --"ENORMOUS THREE RING CIRCUS" on cut with Yankee Robinson's Barnum-like portrait. "THE OLDEST SHOW TRAVELING" with huge cut of frontal view of elephant Kon-Go.

Side B --"3 RINGS, 2 ELEVATED STAGES, 2 TRAINS OF CARS" and cuts of ape Consul II, tents and lot, and unloading elephant Kon-Go from train.

Date imprint -- none

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.