1797.025: Performance Notice For Lailson's Circus (October 1797).

Published: 1797

Full Title: Lailson's circus. Near the former circus-----Petersburg. The performances on this evening, October 28, will commence with a grand display of horsemanship, by Messrs. Joseph, Herman, Lailson, Miss Vanice, Miss Lailson, and clown Mr. Sully. Feats on one horse, by Mr. Herman, ... Miss Vanice (the first equestrian female in America) will perform standing upon the horse in several pleasing attitudes, ... Miss Lailson, a child of six years of age, will perform several feats, upon one horse, ... Comic tricks and feats. ... Days of performance this week--every day. Tickets to be had at Mr. Humphrey Richards's, at the printing office, and at the ticket-office at the circus--Box 6s.--Pitt 4s. 6d.--No money to be received at the door. The doors to be opened at three, and the performance to begin at half past three o'clock. Children admitted for half price.

Author: Lailson, Philip.

Place Issued: Petersburg

Issuing Press: William Prentis

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 29 cm. x 23 cm. (broadside).


Only known copy held by Library Company of Philadelphia (acquired from Michael Zinman Collection of Early American Imprints) was filmed by the Early American Imprints Series. Sheet lacks printer credit; Prentis conducted the only press office in Petersburg at the time.

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