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John Ringling expands his circus empire...



Item # 622705

September 10, 1929

NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1929 

* John Ringling expands his empire
* Ringling Brothers Circus
* Buys "American Circus Corporation"


The front page has one column headings: "RINGLING BUYS OUT FIVE CIRCUS RIVALS" "Man Who Started as a Clown Now Controls the Entire Big Top Industry" and more. (see) Nice to have on the front page of this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: In 1929, John Ringling bought the American Circus Corporation, which consisted of the Sells-Floto Circus, the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, the John Robinson Circus, the Sparks Circus, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, and the Al G. Barnes Circus from its owners, Jerry Mugivan, Bert Bowers, and Ed Ballard, for $1.7 million. With that acquisition, Ringling owned every traveling circus in America.

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