The mission of the TEGGE CIRCUS ARCHIVES, an independently owned and administered collection, is to help promote and to preserve the history of the traditional circus. Accrued over a period of four decades by TIMOTHY NOEL TEGGE, its holdings date back to the late 1700's, integrating hundreds of original lithographed posters and advertising materials, thousands of photographic images, miles of motion picture footage, vintage costumes, artifacts, and specialty items. Pieces of this impressive collection have been displayed in various museums and galleries across the United States and Canada, featured in numerous television and motion picture productions, included throughout the pages of books and publications, and used by authors, producers, and researchers worldwide.
| SCRIBNER & SMITH'S ENORMOUS SHOWS UNITED CLOWN SONGSTER (Front cover):
Circa, 1895. TEGGE CIRCUS ARCHIVES COLLECTION
The Scribner & Smith Circus was an overland wagon show which first took to the road
on April 30, 1892, in Youngstown, Ohio. It toured until 1896.