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Under the Big Top

Under The Big Top 3.5.19
Special Collections Library

Come join us as we got see the exhibition "Under the Big Top," which explores circuses, vaudeville troupes, and other traveling tent shows in the United States in their heyday, from the 1820s to 1930s. It considers the technology that made modern traveling shows possible, as well as the cultural and economic factors that made them popular. Original posters, flyers, and advertisements highlight the circus as a pioneer of mass marketing techniques and demonstrate the ways in which this live entertainment shaped understandings of race, gender, popular science and concepts about animal rights. Original artifacts, photographs, and other ephemera invite visitors to inhabit this lost world of entertainment.

  • Tuesday, March 5th
  • Time: 3:45PM
    • Meet up with William outside of Chera Jo's Apartment around 3:20PM to catch the bus to the Special Collections Library - we will be leaving no later than 3:30PM so be there on time! If you cannot meet up with us at Rutherford, feel free to meet us at the Special Collections Library at 3:40PM! 
  • Sign up for the event on the FRC Calendar!
  • Academic Event - 10 Points


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