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  • Place of origin:

    Buffalo (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1897 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pictorial and typographic. The main image is of Pansy mid-way through a paper hoop in the air. She is surrounded by smaller images of flying trapeze feats as performed by The Flying Zedoras.

Place of Origin

Buffalo (made)


ca. 1897 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 72.7 cm poster, Width: 107 cm poster

Object history note

Associated Production: The Flying Zedoras. Performers: Pansy Chinery (Alar the Human Arrow), The Flying Zedoras. ca. 1897. Performance category: circus, acrobatics, trapeze. Production type: tour. The wording on the poster reads: 'Alar the Human Arrow from Barnum and Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth in her Terrific and Sensational Flight through the Air, Piercing a Target and being Caught by Another Artiste, Swinging a Distance of 40 Feet from the Bow. A Startling Novelty. In Conjunction with the Marvelous (sic) Flying Zedoras'. Pansy travelled with Barnum and Bailey's Circus in 1897.

Descriptive line

Tour poster advertising Alar The Human Arrow from Barnum and Bailey's Circus, in Conjunction with The Marvellous Flying Zedoras, c.1897. Pansy Chinery Collection. Gift of Ralph Chinery.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

no. 122
Circus! Circus! : Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Theatre Museum. London : V&A Museum : 1988

Production Note

Lithographer Courie?


Entertainment & Leisure; Prints


Theatre and Performance Collection

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