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Call number CWi 6173 A
Title Burr Robbins Circus
Collection Herald
Date circa 1878
Object Name Herald
Creator Grant County Herald Print
Scope & Content 10" x 27.5" - black print on white field

Side A - 1776 - LANCASTER - 1878 CELEBRATION EXTRA," performers include Burr Robbins, Sen., and Professor Stanley

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.