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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Circus Parade on Canal Street

Circus Parade on Canal Street


Large crowds gather to watch the circus parade including several horse-drawn wagons probably holding animals, tamer beasts walk in the parade, and a wagon in the left foreground carries a band on top. Telephone poles with their wires crisscross the street, some signs can be read on buildings, i.e., Queen Ins Co, J.S. Crosby & Son, and L. J. Rindge & Co.


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TitleCircus Parade on Canal Street
FormatPhotograph in B&W or Sepia

Title by Cataloger. The Adam Forepaugh Circus was in Grand Rapids for the 1876 Centennial on July 3rd and 4th. It is uncertain whether this is a photograph of that Centennial visit or another time, but certainly a similar parade would have occurred in 1876.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, Michigan
Collection#76, Stereo Card Collection, History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids , MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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