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Call number CWi 6808 A
Title Wombell's Menagerie (English Menagerie)
Collection Herald
Date 1847
Object Name Herald
Creator J.T. Staton, Printer, Exchange Street East, Bolton
Scope & Content 9 1/4" x 14" - black print on white paper


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.