Sarasota, Florida 2009

The Ringling Museum of the American Circus includes rare handbills and all sorts of circus equipment including artfully carved parade wagons.

” The World’s Largest Miniature Circus”, an authentic replica of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, when the tented circus was in its prime ( circa 1919 – 1938) was created by Howard Tibbals.  Comprised of 8 main tents, 152 wagons, 1,300 circus performers and workers, more than 800 animals and a 57 car train.  The model is a 33/4 inch to the foot scale replica and is housed in the Tibbal’s Learning Center.

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