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Title: Fossett's New Grand Circus
ID: 200344_41482180
Theatre Circus Bills
Year: 1882
Description: Monday, 23rd October, 1882,
'Mr. Robert Fossett, Ireland's Champion Jockey Act Rider, who, after showing the different ways of Mounting and Dis-Mounting, will terminate his performance with jumping on the back of his horse without the aid of his hands. Mr. Fossett ranks foremost in the Equestrian Art'.
Other performances on the playbill include: Miss Caroline, in her great trick act; Miss Adelaide, the great scene act rider; Monsieur D'Almer, the Eighth Wonder of the World. Boneless Man and non-descript serpent, Monsieur Yelding, the well-known famous Athlete, Mdlle. Allen, the daring trick act rider and for the first time Mdlle. Leopoldine Gaertner, the Continental Horse Trainer and Champion Side-Saddle Rider, in her wonderful 'Tandem Menace Act'.
Actors include: Mr. Robert Fossett, Mrs. R. Fossett, Miss Caroline, Miss Adelaide, Monsieur Yelding, Mdlle. Allen, Mdlle. Leopoldine Gaertner.

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