Sells Brothers Circus

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Sells Brothers Circus
Sells Brothers Circus (poster - ca. 1880).jpg
Origin
Founder(s) Lee Roy Sells and Drew Sells
Information
Fate Merged with Floto Dog & Pony Show into the Sells Floto Circus

Sells Brothers Circus was started by Lewis Sells and Peter Sells in the United States.

History[edit]

It ran from 1862 to 1863 and again from 1871 to 1895.[1] It merged with the circus operated by Adam Forepaugh to form the Forepaugh-Sells Brothers' Circus in 1900.[2] It later merged with the Floto Dog & Pony Show into Sells Floto Circus.

The 1901 silent film Day at the Circus by Edison Manufacturing Company features a parade and horse race from the circus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sells Bros. Circus". Circus in America. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Forepaugh-Sells Brothers' Circus". The Hartford Courant. May 9, 1900. Retrieved 2009-12-04. "The combined Adam Forepaugh-Sells Brothers' Circus will be in Hartford next week Tuesday. ..." 

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