Fairs/Circus/Expos (11 - 20)
There is perhaps no circus more famous than the Barnum & Bailey combination, which was purchased from the Ringling Brothers in 1907 and was originally two separate competing circuses owned by P.T. Barnum and James Anthony Bailey ? who decided to team up and form one act. They merged in 1919 and were very successful in vintage times until the Great Depression caused difficulties, along with the inventions of automobiles, television and other means of entertainment. The novelty had worn off, although the circus still runs today in a different format. The Adams Brothers also ran a popular International Circus, starring polar bear actors drawing cheers and laughter at their hilarious acts.