Some funny things at Barnum's

Photo Details

Illustration shows vignettes of animals and clowns performing at the circus: seals smoking, playing guitar, tambourine, drums and a hurdy gurdy, a pig dressed as a woman wheeling a piglet in a baby carriage, a dog turning a somersault, and a duck dancing a polka with a clown.

Part of the U.S. Library of Congress's Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

Church, Frederick S. (Frederick Stuart), 1842-1924, artist
  • Drawings--American.
  • Periodical illustrations.
  • 1 drawing : pen and ink over graphite underdrawing ; sheet 31.7 x 42.5 cm.
  • Title devised by cataloger.
  • (DLC/PP-1933:0118).
  • Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).
  • Published in: "Some wonderful animals at the circus," Harper's young people, 9:473 (May 8, 1888).


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