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Call number CWi 2626 A,B
Title Smith Greater Shows
Collection Herald
Date 1918
Object Name Herald
Creator Smith Greater Shows
Scope & Content A herald advertising a performance of the Smith Greater Shows, an early 20th century carnival show, at the Big Gaston County Fair at Gastonia, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 9, 1918.

Side A: Smith Greater Shows 18 years of Success-18, "Candy" The Performing Elephant, "Dixie" The High Diver.

Side B: Professor Scelsi's Royal Band of Naples, Old Kentucky Minstrels.

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.
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