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Call number CWi 6118 A-B
Title Barnum & London
Collection Herald
Date circa 1884
Object Name Herald
Creator Courier Company / James Reilley, Printer and Engraver
Scope & Content 7.5" x 21" - black print on green field

Side A - "Light of the Amusement World"

Side B - "Only show Which Exhibits All it Advertises," performers include Chang the Chinese Giant, Admiral Dot, and Major Atom

Hartford, Friday, June 6

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.