Biography and History

William Showles (1856-1924) was an American circus equestrian.

Source: From the finding aid for TC067

  • Showles Circus Costume Collection. 1866-1870 (inclusive).

    Call Number: TC067

    William Showles (1856-1924) was an American circus equestrian. The Showles Circus Costume Collection consists of parts of costumes--caps, shoes, jackets, tights, and an equestrian hat--worn by members of the Showles family, equestrians who traveled with small circuses from the mid-1800s until after the beginning of this century.