Contents and Arrangement Expanded View

Collection Overview

Creator:
Showles, William, 1856-1924
Title:
Showles Circus Costume Collection
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s1784k76v
Dates:
1866-1870
Size:
6 boxes and 6.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-6
Language:
English

Abstract

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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

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.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Collection Creator Biography:

Showles, William, 1856-1924

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

Collection History

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Showles Circus Costume Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/s1784k76v
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184