TWO DISTINCT COMPANIES.
Menagerie and Circus.
S. B. Howes, PROPRIETOR.
With the Celebrated Original
GENERAL TOM THUMB!
Admission, Box 25 cents.
Children under 8 yours of age, half price.
No money will be taken at the doors.
Will exhibit in Portland
and visit all the principal towns and
cities in this
State during the month of July.
The Menagerie Department
consists of a beautiful and rare
collection of Wild Beasts and Birds from all parts of
The two performing Elephants will be
introduced by their keeper, and go through many
Mr. Parker, the celebrated tamer of
wild beasts, will enter the Den of Lions and other
trained animals in the presence of the audience, at 3
o'clock previous to the commencement of the Equestrian
The following are some of the Animals
in this collection:-African Lion and Lioness,
Numidian Leopard, Grizzly Bear, One White Polar Bear,
Spotted Hyena, One California Lioness, Poonah Bear,
Alpacca Kan-garoo, Rocky Mountain Bear, Jackall from
South Africa, Kangaroo from New Holland, a Colony of
Apes, Monkeys, Baboons, Parrots, Cranes, Owls, &c.,
Forming what is called a HAPPY FAMILY.
During the Exhibition, the visitor
will have an opportunity of be-holding the real,
genuine, original General TOM THUMB! the
celebrated and world renowned Man in Miniature, who is
22 years of age, weighs only 15 pounds, and is but 28
TOM THUMB AND THE CIRCUS. - We
understand there is a great exhibition coming off in
Portland on the Fourth of July consisting of S. B.
Howe's famous menagerie. Stickney's troop of
equestrian and the veritable General Tom Thumb of Barnum
and European renown. The General we are happy to
learn although a few years older, is in excellent health
and his shadow no greater than it was ten
years ago. Of the circus with which he is
connected we have had the most favor-able accounts.
It's composed almost entirely of American performers
among whom mention is made of Miss Stickney a young Lady
of the most brilliant talent in her line, and is said to
excel in her feats of equestrianism all the most popular
demoiselle and signoras in the country.
Separate and distinct from the
Zoological and Tom Thumb Ex-hibitions, are the following
brilliant Circus Performances, to which the visitors of
the two former, all those who choose, may attend without
additional charge. The circus troupe, it will be
seen, contains some of the most prominent riders,
vaulters, gymnasts, and comic talent in the country, and
the entertainments given, are novel diversified
We hope to see a full house.
Article from - The Eastern Argus - Portland, Maine -
June 20, 1855
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