Hagenbeck's Trained Animals, The Sensation of the World's Fair
Hagenbeck's Trained Animals, The Sensation of the World's Fair
Hagenbeck's Trained Animals, The Sensation of the World's Fair

Hagenbeck's Trained Animals, The Sensation of the World's Fair

Scarce program from an 1894 performance of Hagenbeck's Trained Animals at the Columbia Theatre in Boston. 7.5 x 5 inches, [14] pp, in original stapled wrappers. Very good condition, with one small archival repair at the spine. Carl Hagenback was an animal trainer, showman, and creator of the modern zoo (in which animals are housed in habitats instead of cages).  This show, which was a predecessor to the famed Hagenback-Wallace Circus, was a popular attraction on the Midway during the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. It included storks, elephants, seals, wild boars, lions, a tiger, monkeys, dogs, horses, a snake charmer, and a line-up of other exotic human performers. .

Item #21633

Price: $45.00

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