• Performers on Horses

    Wild West lineup. Seils-Sterling Circus. June 19, 1937.

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  • Circus Poster

    Lee Bros. 1934 Jerry Burrell Wild West.

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  • Performer Jumping Rope

    T. P. Lewis, wild west performer, jumping through a rope on a horse. Wallace Bros. Circus, July 5, 1937.

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  • Child Performer

    Mr. Mistin, Jr. Ringling Barnum Circus. July 10, 1953.

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  • Thrown cowboy

    George Day

    Cowboy with hat, jeans, and boots getting thrown by bucking bronco horse in Illinois rodeo with fence and crowd. From a series of images shot by late (Peoria) Journal Star photographer and Bradley Uni…

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  • Performer and Equestrian Director

    Reb Russell, all-American half back from Northwestern University as a cowboy and Gene Enos, equestrian director, Russell Bros. Circus, July 19, 1936.

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  • Cowboy on Horse

    Ken Maynard, Wild West star. Cole Bros. Circus, July 17, 1937.

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  • Cowboy Performer

    Kit Carson of the wild west after show. Seils-Sterling Circus. May 23, 1937.

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  • Circus Performers and Personnel

    (Left to right) Tom Mix, Mrs. Louise (Al) Ringling, and John Agee who was for many years assistant and equestrian director on the Ringling Bros. Circus. Tom Mix Circus, July 4, 1938.

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  • Cowboy

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  • Cowboy performers, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, circa 1886-1887

    Black-and-white photographic print showing nine performers with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show posing for a group portrait in a photographer’s studio. This photo was widely copied and circulated after…

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  • Libertyville Fairgrounds

    View of the midway at the Lake County fairgrounds.

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  • Horse Outside Cabrini-Green

    Pope, Wes

    Demonstration and lecture about the history of Black Cowboys given to students at Jenner School in an open space half a block north of the school, in the middle of the Cabrini-Green public housing com…

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  • Circus Fan and Performer

    (Left to right) Bob Clarke, Madison fan, and Art Mix, featured cowboy in Wild West, after show. Seils-Sterling Circus, May 22, 1938.

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  • Western-styled female dancers performing in front of actors dressed as cowboys.

    Kaufmann & Fabry Co

    Horse-drawn Conestoga Wagons are parked to the right.

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  • Cowboy at McDonald's

    Perez, Antonio

    Cinco de Mayo parade. A mariachi places his order at the drive-thru window of a McDonald's on Cermak Road. The Mexican troubadour was part of a troupe participating in the Cinco de Mayo parade in Pils…

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  • Two Men Talking in a Nightclub

    Wittkamp, Katrina

    Images of beauty, showing people in salons, bars, etc. The Tropicana D'Cache nightclub at 2047 W. Milwaukee Avenue was home to the O.K. Corral lounge, where traditional Mexican dance music played thro…

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  • I Want to Be a Cowboy

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  • Performer on Horse

    Tom Mix on horse, Dill Mix Circus, June 14, 1934.

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  • Circus Performers

    (Left to right) John Agee who for many years was the assistant and equestrian director of the Ringling Bros. Circus and who has just returned to the show after the funeral of his wife, and Tom Mix. To…

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