Kansas Historical Quarterly - 1871 Poster
CIRCUS AND MENAGERIE.
MAKE WAY FOR THE EMPEROR!
STAND ASIDE FOR THE BOSS!
The Bismarck of Showman in America is coming!!
SAVE YOUR MONEY FOR THE MASTODON OF MERIT.
OLD JOHN ROBINSON'S
First Grand Triumphal Tour of the States West of the Mississippi,
Will Exhibit in Topeka on Thursday, June 1, 1874.
JOHN ROBINSON'S CIRCUS AND MENAGERIE
WAIT FOR IT! WATCH FOR IT! AND GO AND SEE IT!
THE ONLY REAL MENAGERIE AND FIRST-CLASS CIRCUS ON THE ROAD.
Twenty-five gold and crimson cages, drawn by beautiful matched
Cream and Dappled Horses. All the Circus Retinue -- Biggest
and Best Parade ever on Public Streets.
TWO MONSTER PAVILIONS
One exclusively for the Menagerie! The other expressly for the Circus, both adjoining and con-
nected together, but only one price of admission, and one Ticket admits you to both Menagerie
Don't confound this with any small show or Menagerie, but bear in mind that old JOHN
ROBINSON, the boss, is triumphantly marching on, and will positively exhibit in Topeka, Kas.
Don't confound this gigantic organization with the Yankee Robinson which traveled this
in past times, not with the James Robinson, or with the so called John W. (Galesburg,
Illinois) Robinson, who had a wheezy cage of old half starved bears, for it is in no way, shape or
manner connected with either or any of them, but is the old original John Robinson of Cincin-
nati, Ohio, 65 years of age with 40 years of experience as owner of a Menagerie which he has
spent years of toil and vast sums of money to bring his monster Menagerie and Circus to the
high state of perfection which it now assumes to be, the challenge champion show of the world.
Remember the day and date. Do not Forget that we are coming with an Avalanche of
Talent. Wait for us.