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Call number CWi 6382 A-B
Title Howe's Great London
Collection Herald
Date 1913
Object Name Herald
Creator Donaldson Lithograph Company, Newport, Kentucky
Scope & Content 11 " x 28" -- black print on orange field

Side A --"EVERY CLAIM MADE BY THIS SHOW IS SUBSTANTIATED" Notable acts include the Uneyo Royal Japs, the Crandall Family, the Earl Sisters, Two Peerless Griggs, George and Loretta, Richard Wagner, the Hayden Troupe, the Five Fascinating La Crandells, the Ashton Brothers, the Vivian Sisters, the Thomas's, Master Dick Ball, Mamie Goodfellow, William Rosette, Professor Dockrill and his horses.

Side B --" GREATEST ASSEMBLAGE OF ALL STAR PERFORMERS EVER ON THE etc...."

Kincardine, Wednesday, June 11

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.