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Main Entrance to the Ringling Bros. Circus, Madison, WI, August 17, 1951. Courtesy of Used with permission from Illinois State University's Special Collections, Milner Library.

Circus: American Experience, Part 2

See how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey merged to create a circus of more than 1,100 people and 1,000 animals, only to limp through the Great Depression against competition from radio and movies. In 1956, the big top was pulled down for good.

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