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Object ID 001860

Object Name Wheeler & Almond Circus poster

Object Desc Lithographic print in black and white for the Wheeler & Almond Circus. Divided into four sections with graphics of various circus performances in the bottom three.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002034

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

Object Date

Start Year Range 1929

End Year Range 1933

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords lithographs,advertising,signs,posters,Wheeler & Almond Circus,circuses,Erie Lithograph & Printing Co.,illustrations,portraits,

Title Wheeler & Almond Circus poster

Description Lithographic print in black and white for the Wheeler and Almond Circus. Rectangular in shape with four sections. At top is text with two, small circular photos of Wheeler and Almond. At center text "Wheeler / and / Almond / Circus". Below is text "The Highest Class Motor Circus in America". Next section is a group of clowns with the face of a clown at center with text "Greatest Company of World's Funniest Clowns" Next seciond has series of photos depicting different circus acts with text below. Final section has women and men with umbrellas and high wire and in lower right corner of section text "The Grays / Wire Artists Supreme". At bottom is text "Admission Reduced to / To Everybody 25 c This Date Only" Manufacturer info at lower left edge "Erie Litho. & Ptg. Co. Erie, Pa."


Approx Collection Date

Height 28.25

Length 0

Width 11

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Erie Lithograph & Printing Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2034



Date MAR 27,2013

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Needs attention. Enclosed in plastic sheeting with black tape around edges. Mounted on cardboard - not archival. Paper is yellowed and discolored. 4 horizontal creases at each quarter. On left edge of paper at center there are two horizontal tears about 1/2" into page. Black tape is covering edges and cannot see the condition. At lower right corner there is a scratch in paper with no loss. Black tape is loose at lower right corner and there is a small hole in the plastic. Holes through piece at top and bottom center and on corners from hanging. On back, white paper covers the cardboard and plastic. Dirty and discolored with tear at left edge.


Date MAR 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin



Date MAR 27,2014

Notes In 1900, Jethro Almond purchased a wagon and borrowed a horse to appear before schools and churches with a stereopticon machine. In 1903, the wagon was replaced with a railroad car. During World War I Almond motorized his vaudeville acts. In 1929, he formed a partnership with Al F. Wheeler. In 1933, Wheeler sold his interest to Jim Conley. In 1935, Almond becaome the sole owner of the Jethro Almond Circus.