Circus Historical Society
Excerpts From the New York Clipper - 1850s - 1910s
The New York Clipper was a weekly trade newspaper for the entertainment industry from 1853 to the 1920s, when it became Variety. Microfilms of the Clipper are available from various libraries and other sources. The Clipper contained regular news about circuses. These excerpts are interesting for the information on circuses, acts, personnel and circus life. Included here are a limited number of dates and amount of information on circuses published in the Clipper. Only a few transcriptions for any issue are complete. Note: the Clipper had typographical errors, and the transcription will have additional typos. Information with a word or words underlined indicate that the transcription may not be correct. Unreadable words are indicated by ___. All information should be checked with additional sources.
Last modified May 2011