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CIRCUS

Circusweb

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Circus

Cirque du Soleil

Circus World Museum

Big Apple Circus

Clown Alley

A Midway of Circus Posters

The International Clown Hall of Fame

P. T. Barnum

Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show
University of Virginia

Buffalo Bill
Bowling Green State University


Last of the Great Scouts: The Life of Col. William F. Cody "Buffalo Bill"
Kansas Collection Books
University of Kansas

Buffalo Bill
New Perspectives on the West: PBS

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SIDESHOWS, WAXWORKS, AND CARNIVALS

Bibliography of Contortion and Hypermobility

The American Midway

James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed. On & Off the Midway: Carny Lingo

The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow

Madame Tussaud's: The Tussaud Group

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PERFORMERS

The Sarah Bernhardt Pages

Harrigan and Hart

Why a Duck? The Marx Brothers Page

Bert Williams Homepage

The Flying Karamazov Brothers

Comedy-o-Rama: The Great Ones

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VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE
VARIETY AND MUSIC HALL


Vaudeville Memories

American Variety Stage

Music Hall, Vaudeville, and Burlesque (1843)

Vaudeville and Burlesque

American Vaudeville Museum

Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

Lazer Vaudeville

Vaudeville in Ohio

The Catskills Institute

"A Hero! Is Dot a Business?" Vaudeville Comedy and American Popular Entertainment
Susan Glenn
Reviews in American History, Johns Hopkins University

Topsy and Eva Play Vaudeville
Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
John Sullivan, University of Virginia

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MAGIC

Magical Past-Times: The Online Journal of Magic History

All Magic Guide

Society of American Magicians

Magic Show

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PUPPETRY AND MIME

The World of Mime Theatre

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AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS

National Amusement Park Historical Association

Palisades Amusement Park Historical Society

Florida's Forgotten Tourist Attractions

Renaissance Faires

Mall of America

Amusement Parks from Nerd World Media

The Ultimate Theme Park Guide

Coney Island Historic Site

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ROLLER COASTERS

InCoasterPaedia: The Internet Roller Coaster Encyclopedia

Coasters.Net

American Coaster Enthusiasts

World of Coasters

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WORLD'S FAIRS AND EXPOSITIONS

Interactive Guide to the World's Columbian Exposition

Web Book of the Fair: A window on the Chicago World's Fair of 1893: The Columbian Exposition

The World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath

The Donald G. Larson Collection
On International Expositions and Fairs, 1851-1940
California State University, Fresno


1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia

International Association of Fairs and Expositions

1893: Chicago World's Columbian Exposition

Progress Made Visible: America's World's Fairs and Expositions
University of Delaware

Images from the 1939 New York World's Fair

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LIBRARIES, COLLECTIONS, AND META-SITES

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum

American Variety Stage

Theatre Library Association

Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute
Ohio State University


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OTHER RESOURCES

Retro: An online magazine that celebrates classic popular culture
of the first three-fourths of the 20th century


Traveling Culture
Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century
American Memory: The Library of Congress

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Illustration: The Hippodrome, New York. Collection of DBW

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