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Circus figure set

Description: John Bill Ricketts, a British equestrian, introduced the first circus to Mexico in 1802. Temporary and wooden buildings were erected for circus performances in major cities throughout Europe, the United States, and Mexico. While these buildings continued to be the popular choice in Europe, the United States and Mexico started a new format for viewing the circus, the canvas tent, by the mid-1830s. This circus scene features the traditional circus with animals, clowns, and acrobats, performing under a large canvas tent. Oaxacan artist David Villafanez created a wonderful circus scene for all to enjoy.
Collection: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Copyright: This file is licensed under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.
Subjects: Mexico -- Oaxaca
Art -- Mexico
Circus -- History
Handicraft -- Mexico

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