The Circus in Miniature: The Howard Bros. Circus Model
The Howard Bros. Circus Model, built by Howard Tibbals, and the centerpiece of the Tibbals Learning Center, at the Ringling Museum of Art, is the world's largest miniature circus. Covering over 3800 square feet, it is a replica of the Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey circus under tent. With over 42,000 objects in all, it includes not only the big top, menagerie, and sideshow tents, but also 55 railroad cars, 152 wagons, and 900 animals. Each tent and wagon is equipped exactly like the real circus from the steam kettles in the cookhouse tent to he 7,000 folding chairs in the big top. So step right up and tour the incredible Howard Bros. Circus Model.
Deborah W. Walk and Jennifer Lemmer Posey, 72 pages