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Wirth Bros.' huge circus menagerie and travelling zoo. Sole and equal owners, Messrs Philip and George Wirth. Official programme. [Front cover. 1903]. | by National Library NZ on The Commons
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Wirth Bros.' huge circus menagerie and travelling zoo. Sole and equal owners, Messrs Philip and George Wirth. Official programme. [Front cover. 1903].

At head of front page: "The Arena, published for Wirth Bros.' Circus and travelling Zoo".

Programme includes acts by: Wirth Brothers Band, Mayazel (contortionist on pedestal), Clowns August and September, Monsieur Rogalle (tiger tamer), The Flying Eugenes, The Brothers Pedro (Roman rings), The Cantons (Chinese ladder act), Miss Marizles Wirth (juggling on horseback), Master Ernie (on ponies), The Cherokee Kid (in fact American Will Rogers), Miss Phyllis Wirth (dancer on horseback), Philip Wirth (horsetrainer), the Brothers Howard, Marechal Neil (dog trainer), Mr William Carl and horses, (the strongest man in the world), Ardo (the human serpent), Messrs P Hand and J Heller (high aerial globe walking).

Dated 1903, from the date Will Rogers (aka The Cherokee Kid) is said to have come to New Zealand. (acc. to visitor Costa Botes, 23/6/1999).

Quantity: 1 b&w photo-mechanical print(s).

Physical Description: Photolithograph, on folded programme, 285 x 225 mm.

 

Wirth Bros.' huge circus menagerie and travelling zoo. Sole and equal owners, Messrs Philip and George Wirth. Official programme. [Front cover. 1903].. Wirth Brothers :[Circus programmes and fliers for Wirths' Circus. 1890-1960].. Ref: Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth-1903-01-front. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. natlib.govt.nz/records/22681759

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