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English: Unused ticket and "visit" pin for Bozo's Circus broadcast of 2 July 1964.

Copyright details

  • The ticket came with an "I Visited Bozo's Circus" pin attached; the marks where the pin was attached to it can be seen on the image.
  • The ticket has no copyright marks as can be seen on the front and back of the image. The pin has no visible copyright information.
  • The ticket can be dated by the date it was valid for the television show.
  • Both the ticket and the pin were issued by WGN-TV as promotional items for the show and for the station. Tickets for radio and television shows are given for the asking by networks and broadcasting stations. In the case of the Bozo Show, there was once an 8-10 year wait for the tickets issued to be valid for a broadcast date.

From Cornell University: Cornell University The Cornell information indicates this image is in the public domain:

"For works first registered or publisher in the US: "1923 through 1977 "Published without a copyright notice "None. In the public domain due to failure to comply with required formalities."

There is no evidence any copyrights are claimed on either of these items.

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Source eBay auction

front of ticket photo

back of ticket photo
Author WGN-TV
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  • 2011-04-26 13:32 (UTC) | We hope | 105053 (bytes) | 724×182 | {{commons ok}} {{Information |Article = The Bozo Show |Description = Unused ticket and "visit" pin for ''Bozo's Circus'' broadcast of 2 July 1964. |Author = WGN-TV |Date = 1964 |Source =[

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current21:57, 25 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 21:57, 25 October 2011724 × 182 (103 KB)We hopeReverted to version as of 10:28, 17 October 2011
21:57, 25 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 21:57, 25 October 2011780 × 318 (47 KB)We hopeThis is a photo of the back of the ticket. Will revert to front of image after upload
10:28, 17 October 2011Thumbnail for version as of 10:28, 17 October 2011724 × 182 (103 KB)SreeBot(Original text) : {{commons ok}} {{Information |Article = The Bozo Show |Description = Unused ticket and "visit" pin for ''Bozo's Circus'' broadcast of 2 July 1964. |Author = WGN-TV |Date = 1964 |Source =[
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