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Hagenbeck-Wallace Trained Wild Animal Circus

File name: 09_03_000024

 

Title: Hagenbeck-Wallace Trained Wild Animal Circus

 

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Created/Published: Central Ptg. and Illinois Lith Company, Chicago

 

Date created: 1930

 

Physical description: chromolithograph

 

Summary: Carl Hagenbeck was an internationally-known German animal dealer and trainer who promoted humane treatment of animals with the goal of demonstrating that beatings and other punishment used in animal training were cruel and unnecessary. The Hagenbeck system gradually replaced harsher training methods used in circuses in Europe and North America.

 

Hagenbeck sold his traveling animal show to Benjamin Wallace in 1906, and the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus was the second largest circus in America in the early decades of the 20th century. Red Skelton performed with this circus as a teenager, and Emmett Kelly got his start as “Weary Willy” during the Great Depression.

 

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

 

Rights: Rights status not evaluated.

 

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