Nathans Circus

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Nathans Circus
Origin
Year founded 1850 (circa)
Information
Type of acts Colonel Routh Goshen

Nathans Circus, also known as Welch & Nathans' Circus was a series of circuses operated by the Nathans family in the 1850s.[1][2] His acts included the Colonel Routh Goshen.[3]

Circuses[edit]

  • 1843 - Welch & Mann
  • 1844 to 1846 - Welch, Mann & Delavan
  • 1847 - Welch & Delavan
  • 1848 to 1850 - Welch, Delavan & Nathans
  • 1851 - Welch & Nathans

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stuart Thayer and William L. Slout. "The Nathans, a Circus Family". American Circus Anthology, Essays of the Early Years. Retrieved 2010-03-11. The circuses in which Nathans was involved over these years read as follows: 1843 - Welch & Mann; 1844 - Welch, Mann & Delavan; 1845 - Welch, Mann & Delavan; 1846 - Welch, Mann & Delavan; 1847 - Welch & Delavan; 1848 - Welch, Delavan & Nathans; 1849 - Welch, Delavan & Nathans; 1850 - Welch, Delavan & Nathans; 1851 - Welch & Nathans. 
  2. ^ Armond Fields (2007). Tony Pastor, father of vaudeville. ISBN 0-7864-3054-0. In 1848 [as the] Welch and Nathans Circus 
  3. ^ William L. Slout. Olympians of the Sawdust Circle. ISBN 0-8095-0310-7. [His] real name [was] Routh Goshen, born May 5, 1837, died February 12, 1889, Bright's disease and dropsy, Clyde, New Jersey. Known as the "Palestine Giant," Arabic parents, youngest of 14 or 15 children. Barnum apparently hired him for his museum after encountering him on the streets of New York. Advertised as 7'-6", shoulder 2'-6" and waist 77", weight 560 pounds. Aggrandized by appearing with dwarfs. Associated with Barnum circus 1879-1880 and Nathans & Co. 1882.