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[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.0357]

Description: Caption: "could start two hours late on the hottest day of the year and still leave the young bedazzled and old entertained. Balloons and people were a plenty Saturday, far left, but it took helpers like Allen Wernick, Oklahoma City, second picture." Young man holds two long planks inside the big top tent.
Date: July 27, 1968
Creator: Taylor, Robert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.0360]

Description: Caption: "Alfred Court, noted European while animal trainer and mixed wild animal group, first time in America, featured with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus." Man stands in front of polar pears, lions and cheetah.
Date: unknown
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.0363]

Description: Caption: "Rides were varied --- some on elephants, third picture, as circus worker Bill Whitlock offers a boost, and some on a tired dad's shoulders." Man secures three little children on the top of an elephant.
Date: July 27, 1968
Creator: Taylor, Robert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.0369]

Description: Caption: "The Hamid-Morton Circus, billed as the world's largest indoor circus, will come to the Municipal Auditorium March 17 for a three-day, six -performance stand, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Trades and Labor council." A lion tamer faces a lion in a large cage.
Date: February 20, 1953
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0226.0361]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This must be the fulfillment of an elephant's dream - a pretty ballet girl scampering atop one's trunk, spangles on the forehead and, of all things, a fluffy ballet skirt to conceal the rough and tawny midriff."
Date: April 23, 1942
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1433.0633]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Potentate Cliff Miller of the India Temple Shrine offers some ham to one of the feline stars of the Shrine Circus, which opens tonight at the State Fairgrounds Arena."
Date: March 24, 1993
Creator: Hoke, Doug
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1433.0639]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Eloise Berchtold puts the largest of five Indian elephants through part of his routine Wednesday at the State Fair Arena."
Date: March 27, 1974
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1433.0642]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Capturing the hearts of two young visitors at the 31st annual India Temple Shrine Circus Thursday were clowns Tom Rogus, left, and Carl Aduddell."
Date: March 28, 1974
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1433.0649]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "A great big red nose is rubbed gently by its owner, Papito the clown, before he tumbles toward the arena for a giggle-inspiring round of antics."
Date: April 15, 1965
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.b1433.0641]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Circus celebrities extend a friendly trunk to a pair of wary city women Wednesday at Fidelity Express Bank, NW 4 and Robinson."
Date: March 21, 1973
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society