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Merle Evans
Merle Evans
TitleMerle Evans
SubjectColumbus, Kansas; Circus Acts; Bands; Evans, Merle
DescriptionCalled ""the Toscanini of the Circus, "" Merle Evans was the bandleader for the Barnum Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus for almost 40 years. He had run away from his home in Columbus, Kansas at age 16 in order to lead a carnival band. After moving between a number of different shows, Merle Evans eventually wound up at the ""Great Show on Earth"" where he has experienced much success." target="_top">
CreatorChester Photo Service, Boston, Mass.
SourcePeople, Circus Acts; Illinois Picture File 79
Digitization SpecificationsHP Scanjet 4070 Photosmart Scanner with HP Software
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact the Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive St., P.O. Box 3308, Bloomington, IL 61702-3308. Phone: 309.828.6091; Email:
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