A story, some ads and a bear on a bicycle!
From the October 26, 1915 Charlotte Daily Observer.
'Circus Day today!'
'The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth is again in Charlotte, 'for this day and date only', true to its lithographed promises. Four long railroad trains brought the picturesque invaders last night and half the city is watching the making of the canvas encampment on the show grounds at South Tryon street and Tremont avenue, and is no more impressed with the vastness and efficient organization of vast enterprise than with the atmosphere of courtesy, the elimination of old-time circus coarseness and the richness and solidity of the multitudinous equipment.'
Map: Site of 1915 circus
October 26, 1915
October 25, 1915