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Saturday, May 15, 2010


How very appropriate! Just as the Barnum & Bailey Circus comes to Trenton in May 2010, so too did the circus arrive in Trenton on May 1st 122 years ago! This ad was originally one long column taking up a full page of the Daily State Gazette. In order to bring it to a computer monitor for the best legibility, I had to break it down from one column to 3. I also had to give it a bit of circus color with the yellow and red enhancementsm and the little graphic on the lower right which I downloaded from the web. Of particular interest is the location on "North Clinton Street near Hart Avenue."

1 comment:

Ralph Lucarella said...

.....I remember Tom, when Barrum & Bailly in the late 20s and early 30s, came to town and performed at Chambers Field, where THS is now located. We kids were all charged up and were given free tickets for helping with the tents and doing other things that were helpful. That was the only way we could see the show because we could'nt afford it. Happy Memories.