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Circus Hall of Fame - ViewMaster 3 Reel Packet
Classic ViewMaster images of Circus Hall of Fame

1950's views
3 Reel Packet
Price: $18.00

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: PKT-CIR-FAM-S3

Circus Hall of Fame, Sarasota Florida, U.S.A.
Reels: 360A,B,C
S3 3 reel packet

In 1981, a group of Peru, Indiana citizens learned that the Circus Hall of Fame in Sarasota, Florida, was for sale. Founded in 1857, the Hall of Fame attracted 80,000 visitors a year until 1979 when the leased land on which it stood was sold. A circus enthusiast eager to keep the artifacts from being auctioned off separately, bought the entire collection.

When the Hall of Fame became available, Indiana residents, businesses and the state government gave $450,000 to purchase the collection and bring it to Peru. Many other items have been added, including 16 historical wagons reconstructed in the Hall of Fame wagon shop and the Peru Wagon Works Shop in town.

At the heart of the Circus Hall of Fame are the legendary circus artists, workers and managers who have been selected by an international committee of circus historians.

The Hall of Fame collection included more than forty vintage circus wagons and steam calliopes, costumes of famous performers, circus props and other artifacts, posters, lithographs and handbills from circuses around the world.

Reel: small ink mark in the reel mounts
Jacket: like new
Booklet: not issued

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