138 years ago, P.T. Barnum brought his popular circus to the city of Trenton. 138 years later, the same P.T. Barnum circus is performing at Trenton's Sun National Bank Center on Hamilton Avenue and South Broad Street. The difference in programs is interesting. Check out the features of the 1873 version of the circus; it makes for fascinating reading!
HI TOM...THIS IS ONE SHOW THAT WE KIDS LOOKED FORWARD TO IN THE 1920'S. IT WAS HELD AT RIBSON FIELD, WHICH IS WHERE TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL IS NOW LOCATED. THEY BEGAN WITH A BIG PARADE RIGHT OFF THEIR TRAIN INCLUDING ALL THE ANIMALS. WE HELPED WITH PUTTING UP THE TENTS ANDS WERE GIVEN PASSES TO THE SHOW. OH HAPPY DAYS!
Tom: Great reprint of this old advertisement. Did you notice that the headline reads; " a BRAN" new show, PT Barnu was reported to be the worlds best promoter. this makes him look like he's full of "oats". Couldn't resist it, forgive the pun. Mike Kuzma