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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 693

Circus images

Overview

Images of circus performers and acts, including lithographs, engravings, photographs, photographic postcards, photomechanical prints, images in clippings, and two drawings.

Dates

  • 1766-1939

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Extent

1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Circus images include lithographs, engravings, photographs, photographic postcards, photomechanical prints, images in clippings, and a drawing. Some images include text, usually in the form of an article in a clipping. Most images have "E.J. W." [Evert Jansen Wendell] written on verso.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of image. Unidentified and general images at end of collection.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

No accession number. Bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell; received: 1918. Purchase with F. E. Chase fun; Received: 1965 October 6. Some items were added from other sources at later dates.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Title
Circus images, 1766-1939: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Description rules
dacs
EAD ID
hou02175

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

Contact:
Harvard Yard
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138 USA
(617) 495-2440