Circuses & shows

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Elephant in circus trailer

Photograph of two unidentified men watching an elephant as it walks out of a large trailer with the word “circus” painted on the doors. The elephant may have been part of the Jack Joyce circus. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, which included circus performances in some years.

Boy feeding circus horses

Photograph of an unidentified boy balancing on the railing of a pen or trailer and holding out a fistful of food to the horses inside. The word “CIRCUS” is painted on the side of the enclosure. The photograph may have been taken at the Multnomah County Fair in Gresham, Oregon, which included circus performances in some years.

Arts, entertainment, and community events

Photographs, circa 1923 to 1936, of people and activities related to arts; entertainment; the Portland Rose Festival; and other community events, performances, and ceremonies. Arts-oriented images include portraits of dancers and musicians, primarily children, as well as photographs of actors, actresses, and theatrical productions or rehearsals. Photographs of the Portland Rose Festival include activities and portraits of festival queens and princesses. This series also includes photographs of parades and circus performers and performances.

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Circus acrobats performing

Photograph of two costumed acrobats performing. One acrobat, a man, is lifting the other, a woman, over above his head. Spectators are watching from stands in the background. The performers are unidentified.

Circus performer on rearing horse

Photograph of a woman lying upside down on the back of a rearing horse. The woman, possibly a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus, is unidentified. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower right corner of the image.

Performers with Al G. Barnes Circus

Photograph of a costumed man standing next to a horse and a costumed woman standing on the horse’s back. A trailer with the words “Al. G. Barnes Circus” painted on the side is visible in the background. The circus performers are unidentified. The number 27 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus clown and duck

Photograph of a clown posing with a duck hitched to a tiny sulky with a doll seated inside. The clown is unidentified but may be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 11 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus clown

Portrait of a clown in costume. The clown is unidentified but could be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 14 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus clown bottle-feeding piglet

Photograph of a clown in costume, sitting on the ground and feeding a piglet from a bottle. The clown is unidentified but could be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 2 is written on the negative and is visible in the lower left corner of the image. The number 7 was written on the negative and crossed out.

Circus clown

Portrait of a clown in costume. The clown is unidentified but could be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 15 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus clown

Portrait of a clown in costume, raising one index finger in the air. The clown is unidentified but could be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 6 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus clown

Portrait of a clown in costume. The clown is unidentified but could be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 13 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper left corner of the image.

Circus performers

Portrait of a clown posing with a woman wearing a jacket, collared shirt, and tie. They woman and clown are unidentified but may be performers with the Al G. Barnes Circus. Also see image No. 371N4401.

Circus clowns

Portrait of three clowns in costume, posing next to a tent. The clown in the center is holding a prop gun with a bird perched on the end. The clown on the left is holding a large salt shaker above the bird’s tail, and the clown on the right is holding up his hat. The clowns are unidentified but may be performers with the Al G. Barnes circus. The number 8 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus performers

Portrait of a woman standing between two clowns. She is wearing a jacket, collared shirt, and tie. The woman and clowns are unidentified but may be performers with the Al G. Barnes Circus. Also see image No. 371N4399.

Circus performer

Photograph of an unidentified man wearing a costume with a ruffled collar and posing next to a tent. He may be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 22 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus performer

Photograph of an unidentified man in costume next to a tent. The costume is an imitation of a Chinese queue and clothing. He may be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus. The number 5 is written on the negative and is visible in the upper right corner of the image.

Circus performer holding umbrella

Photograph of an unidentified circus performer in costume, posing with a large umbrella outside a tent. The performer may be part of the Al G. Barnes circus. The number 16 is written on the negative and is faintly visible in the lower left corner of the image.

Circus performer

Portrait of a woman wrapped in a shawl. She is unidentified but may be a performer with the Al G. Barnes circus. Image note: Photograph shows discoloration due to deterioration of the negative. Light leak on negative.

Circus performer

Portrait of an unidentified woman wearing a costume with feather and bead details and a pearl or faux pearl headpiece. She may be a performer with the Al G. Barnes Circus.

Circus performers

Portrait of an unidentified man and woman in costume, standing outdoors near a tent. The man has his hand around the woman’s waist and is wearing a collared shirt and a holster with a gun, possibly a prop gun. The woman is wearing a sleeveless costume with bead and feather details, and a pearl or faux pearl headpiece. The pair may be performers with the Al G. Barnes Circus.

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