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    • [Iron] Cloud - A.G. Lowande

    • Chief Iron Cloud (North American Indian, Sioux) and A.G. Lowande, members of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, stand in a grassy field near tents. The Indian man wears a headdress, buckskins, a hair pipe breast plate, and...
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    • A circus scene

    • A man at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, wears a dress, wig and crown, and stands atop burros. Tents fill the background.
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • [between 1893 and 1906]
    • A.G. Lowande and circus horse

    • A.G. Lowande, an equestrian with the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, stands beside a white horse. Lowande is dressed in a costume which includes a leotard with a separate decorative yoke and skirt of embroidered, appliqued and...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Art Simon, Orville Walters, John Hickey, Los Angeles

    • Three young men, Art Simon, Orville Walters, and John Hickey, sew costumes and read during a break with the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in Los Angeles (Los Angeles County), California. They sit on and are surrounded by...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Auditorium, Oakland, Calif.

    • Devlin's Zouaves pose in the Oakland Civic Auditorium in Oakland (Alameda County), California. The men kneel with one knee on the ground as they salute with their left hand. The troupe, with the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show,...
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    • 1915 May
    • Barnum's elephants in winter-quarters

    • An elephant pushes a railroad car with its head during a snowstorm; a trainer stands nearby. In a border, P.T. Barnum circus elephants are trained to use props and perform tricks.
    • Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924.
    • 1883 January 27
    • Basket horses, circus merry makers

    • Men wear face paint and horse costumes at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Tents fill the background.
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • [between 1893 and 1906]
    • Betty Wonder Oral History

    • Betty Gallow Wonder was born July 17, 1939, in Denver, Colorado. A life-long resident of the Elyria neighborhood, she was the only child of working parents. She and many extended family members grew up and remained in the area. Betty spent most...
    • Wonder, Betty Lee, 1939-
    • 2013 September 21
    • Boss clown of the circus

    • A clown at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival poses in a burro drawn cart, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. His costume includes face paint, a pointed hat, and a striped, ruffled collar.
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • [between 1893 and 1906]
    • Boulder Brick Works located north of Northside Junior High.

    • Masonry enclosures in Boulder, Colorado, have a flat roof, a plank shed, or stacked bricks in them. The gable-roofed shop has a saltbox mill-housing, and brick or metal smokestacks. A field with a circular divot, dwellings, tilled fields, bare...
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    • [between 1880 and 1890?]
    • Brief histories of the Denver Public Schools

    • Compiled for the administrative offices of the Denver Public Schools, this book contains brief histories for the majority of the Public Schools in Denver, Colorado up to they year 1952.
    • Denver Public Schools.
    • 1952
    • Buffalo Bill and cast

    • North American Indians (tribe unknown) from the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, stand and sit near Buffalo Bill, who is seated on the ground. Chief Rocky Bear (Oglala Sioux, Dakota) wears a headdress and holds a ceremonial...
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    • Buffalo Bill Himself

    • Buffalo Bill sits on a wooden crate in front of a tent at the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He wears a Stetson hat and his hair is white.
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    • Canvas dropping

    • The top of a tent, from the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, billows as it drops from the wooden support poles to the ground.
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    • Charles Walter[s] and North American Indian men

    • Charles Orville Walters and two North American Indian men, members of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, stand in front of a circus tent. One of the men, in a headdress and breastplate, shows an object to Orville Walters who...
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    • Chas. Walter[s]

    • Charles Orville Walters and, probably Art Simon, stand next to each near a tent. Members of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, they wear embroidered coats, dark pants and bowties. The bodice of their coats have appliqued...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Chief Iron Cloud, Good Horse himself at Los Angeles

    • Chief Iron Cloud and Chief Good Horse, North American Indians (Sioux, Dakota), members of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, appear on horseback near a circus tent in Los Angeles (Los Angeles County), California. Both men...
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    • Circus

    • Spectators in the stands at a circus watch elephants and performers.
    • Rhoads, Harry Mellon, 1880 or 81-1975.
    • [between 1950 and 1960?]
    • Circus

    • Men dressed as clowns pose on burros and on horseback near a circus tent, Sunflower (Flower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. The men wear hats and face paint. The horse wears pants on his front legs.
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • 1898
    • Circus

    • Spectators stand near a procession of donkey and horse drawn wagons with wooden cages, Sunflower (Flower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. The wooden cages contain circus performers. One woman stands on the backs of a two...
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • 1898
    • Circus

    • Members of a brass band pose with their instruments near a circus tent, Sunflower (Flower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Instruments include drums, a trombone, cymbals and a trumpet, The men stand near a tall-sided horse...
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • 1898
    • Circus

    • Native American (tribe unknown) men who are dressed as giraffes pose near a circus tent, Sunflower (Flower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. The men hold the necks of the costume with long poles. The costume is attached to...
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • 1898
    • Circus

    • Four people dressed in union suits with large tiger masks that cover the entire head pose near a circus tent, Sunflower (Flower) Carnival, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Three people stand on their hands and knees, one stands.
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • 1898
    • Circus clowns

    • Clowns pose in front of a canvas circus tent at probably the Dokey Circus in Denver, Colorado. A clown pretends to spank a clown with a straw broom. Men circus performers' costumes include: face paint, caps, knickers, a ruffled pants suit decorated...
    • Lindevall, Oscar E.
    • [between 1927 and 1931?]
    • Circus in town

    • Men ride on, and stand near, circus elephants; the men wear pith helmets, and uniforms. Circus tents are in the background, a group of men look on.
    • Brown, James B., photographer.
    • [1900?]
    • Circus performers

    • Circus performers pose in front of a canvas tent at probably the Dokey Circus in Denver, Colorado. Men dressed as clowns wear costumes that include: knickers, bow ties, hats or caps and a polka dotted clown suit with oversized feet. Clowns balance...
    • Lindevall, Oscar E.
    • [between 1927 and 1931?]
    • Circus performers

    • Women circus performers stand and pose balanced on the shoulders of men circus performers in front of a canvas tent at probably the Dokey Circus in Denver, Colorado. Women wear tights and satin leotards with matching headbands. Men wear acrobat...
    • Lindevall, Oscar E.
    • [between 1927 and 1931?]
    • Circus tents

    • View of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show tents in probably, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara County), California. Shows trailers with groups of people near the tents. A wooden fence is seen around the perimeter of the grounds....
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Colorado Tax Assessment List 1862-1866

    • Federal Internal Revenue assessment lists for the Territory of Colorado 1862-1866. Includes resident and absentee property holders.
    • Sherard, Gerald E. (Gerald Emerson), 1947-
    • 2005
    • Cowboy performer

    • A Cowboy with the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show rides a horse in a ring on the circus grounds. Members of the crew look on. A man dressed in a suit and hat, possibly a show coordinator, observes the performance. Circus...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Crowd and teams of horses

    • Crowds watch the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West show prepare to set up. Shows a flat bed wagon pulled by an eight horse team, the wagon contains small automobiles and supplies. Horses, horse teams and wagons are at the site. Circus...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Dog pyramid at Gentry's Trained Animal Show

    • A large group of show dogs from the Gentry's Trained Animal Show, stand in a pyramid formation on a circular platform. This exhibition took place at a stop in downtown Denver, Colorado. A wagon with decorative trim, images and the words "Gentry's...
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1899 and 1901]
    • Dokey Circus, Denver

    • View of circus tents, and an arched wooden entrance sign to "Dokey Circus" at an intersection on East 5th (Fifth) Avenue in Denver, Colorado. Advertisements on a sign read: "Coca-Cola, Every Bottle Sterilized," "The Model Cleaners and Dyers, Men's...
    • Lindevall, Oscar E.
    • [between 1927 and 1931?]
    • Elephant performing

    • An audience watches an elephant stand on its hind legs as a woman in uniform balances on his fore leg at the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show during an outdoor performance. A trainer in uniform directs the animal with a baton....
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Finishing 3 50 ft. middle pieces

    • View of a work crew, from the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, as they strike the middle section of a tent. The group is supervised by foreman dressed in white shirts and vests. A wagon and horses are seen in the distance.
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    • Flower Carnival

    • Posing at the Flower (or Sunflower) Carnival Burlesque Parade, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, E. R. March, Jamie Platt and Frankie Poley are by a horse. Props include a ballet dress, a fan, a clown costume, mask, and top hat. A dog...
    • Poley, H. S. (Horace Swartley)
    • [between 1893 and 1906]
    • Gentry's Famous Trained Animal Show

    • View of a traveling exhibition in (probably) Denver, Colorado; shows 20 [?] dogs posed on a carousel. An ornate wagon is to the side, with elephant designs and lettering: "Gentry's Famous Trained Animal Show."
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1899 and 1901?]
    • Gentry's Famous Trained Animal Show

    • Interior view of a traveling exhibition in (probably) Denver, Colorado; shows a man, elephants, bunting, and a sign: "Gentry's Famous Trained Animal Show."
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1899 and 1901?]
    • Gentry's Famous Trained Animal Show

    • View of an animal trainer and two small elephants with a decorated show wagon from Gentry's Trained Animal Show, probably in Colorado.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • Gentry's Trained Animal Show diving dog

    • Men hold a piece of cloth taut in order to catch a dog that dives from a platform near a circus tent in Colorado. A horse-drawn wagon is nearby.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1910?]
    • Gentry's trained animal show

    • Shows three elephants of the Gentry's Trained Animal Show posed around a man seated at a table in the center. The elephants are seated on round barrels. The Gentry's Trained Animal Show presented in Denver, Colorado multiple times in the early...
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1899 and 1901]
    • Gentry's Trained Animal Show

    • A man (trainer) leads a small elephant to walk over a path of three dogs and a donkey (?). This exhibition is under a circus tent possibly at a stop in Denver, Colorado. A wagon with decorative trim, images and the words "Gentry's Trained Animal...
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1899 and 1901]
    • Gentry's Trained Animal Show

    • View of an animal trainer and elephants posed on barrels from Gentry's Trained Animal Show, probably in Colorado. Shows decorated horse drawn wagons and an American flag.
    • Buckwalter, Harry H.
    • [between 1890 and 1900?]
    • George Scheweme

    • George Scheweme, a member of Devlin's Zouaves, stands near an ornate circus trailer in costume. The costume consists of a fez hat inscribed with "D" and "Z", a short jacket, a sash, baggy pants and white leggings. The Zouaves are part of the...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Grandpa Walters

    • Charles Orville Walters, a member of Devlin's Zouaves, stands in costume on the grounds of the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. He holds a rifle and wears a fez hat with the letters "D" and "Z," a short jacket with appliqued...
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    • [between 1910 and 1917?]
    • Grandpa Walters, Buffalo Bill Circus, Devlyn [sic] Zouaves

    • Two Devlin's Zouaves, from the Sells Floto Circus and Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, hold rifles and pose in costume. The young man with a smile on the left is Charles Orville Walters. Both young men wear baggy pants, short jackets, sashes around...
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