Wirth Brothers (Circus company)

Wirth Bros (Circus company), Wirth's Circus

Circus operators in New Zealand. Circus formed by Philip Wirth (d 1937) and his brother George, officially opening in 1880. The circus travelled throughout New Zealand several times. In 1950 the directors were Mrs Margaret Wirth, Miss Doris Wirth, and Mr George Wirth. The equestrian director in 1950 was Philip Wirth. In 1960, personnel included Miss Doris Wirth, Mr George Wirth, Miss Eileen Wirth, Mr G C Christie, Mr S Tunks.

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Date: 1964 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978; Cabot, Beatrice Eliza, 1894-1981 Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-1964-01 Description: Shows a clown's head bursting out of a paper hoop, with scenes from the Big Top in the background, including, trapeze artists, a chimpanzee with a pill-box h...
Date: 1960 - 1976 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-D-CABOT-Circus-Sole-1960/1976 Description: Includes: Don’t miss Sole Bros’ & Wirth’s Combined Circus & Zoo [Banner poster. Undated] (4 copies) The greatest show on earth! Sole Bros & Wirths’ magnifice...
Date: 1910 - 1959 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-D-CABOT-Circus-Sole-1910/1959 Description: Includes: Coming! Coming! Sole’s Circus, Zoo, performing wild animals, latest circus vaudeville and equestrian attractions [1914] The big BIG amalgamated cir...
Date: 1950 - 1967 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Sole Description: Includes: Undated: Sole Bros Circus & Zoo. The circus supreme! (2 copies). Red poster showing a clown's face at lower right 1947: Upper Taranaki Street Welli...
Date: 1928 - 1930 - 1936 - 1949 - 1961 - 1950 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: Wirth Brothers (Circus company) Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Wirth Description: Includes: 1928?: Wirth Bros greatest show on earth. Cable St, near Taranaki Wharf, Wellington. Six nights only and five matinees. Monday Jan 16 [1928? - not ...
Date: 1930 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: Wirth Brothers (Circus company); Evening Post (Wellington, N.Z.); Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978; Cabot, Beatrice Eliza, 1894-1981 Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Wirth-1930-01 Description: An arrangement of text, orange on cream. Lower portion advertises that the zoo is open from 4 to 5 pm (adults 1/- and children 6d)., with two black panthers...
Date: 1936 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] By: Wirth Brothers (Circus company); Evening Post (Wellington, N.Z.); Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978; Cabot, Beatrice Eliza, 1894-1981 Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Wirth-1936-01 Description: An arrangement of text, black on yellow. Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Relief print, on sheet, 218 x 380 mm.
Date: 1880s - 1910s From: Cox, Irene:Portraits of theatrical personalities Ref: PA1-q-239 Description: Photographs of actors, musicians and entertainers who performed in New Zealand circa the 1870s to 1920s Exhibited in 'Collect' exhibition on the role of co...
Date: [ca 1912-1975] By: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978 Ref: 82-215 Description: Contains itineraries for circuses and shows 1912-1975, correspondence 1928-1975, and 16 autograph books. Also includes newspaper cuttings, especially death n...
Date: 1958 - 1961 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-07 Description: Includes clippings about: Bullen's and Wirth's Circuses. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings stuck into pages of scrapbook
Date: 1929 - 1932 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-35 Description: Includes clippings about the above Photocopy available. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings stuck into pages of scrapbook
Date: 1903 From: Wirth Brothers :[Circus programmes and fliers for Wirths' Circus. 1890-1960]. Ref: Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth-1903-01 Description: At head of front page: "The Arena, published for Wirth Bros.' Circus and travelling Zoo". Programme includes acts by: Wirth Brothers Band, Mayazel (contortio...
Date: 1890 - 1920 - 1954 - 1924 - 1960 Ref: Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth Description: Includes: 1890: With Brothers' Wild West, 3 ring circus and hippodrome. Happy Jack Sutton, his Wild West story and great Wild West mirror of the Plains. Prin...
Date: 1950 From: Wirth Brothers :[Circus programmes and fliers for Wirths' Circus. 1890-1960]. By: Wirth Brothers (Circus company) Ref: Eph-B-CIRCUS-Wirth-1950-01 Description: Booklet programme front cover shows that the circus' managing director was Miss Doris Wirth; equestrian director Mr Philip Wirth, manager Mr G C Christie, ad...
Date: 1908 - 1920 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-34 Description: Includes clippings about: Wirths tours 1908, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920; Barton Circus ca 1915-1920; St Leon's Circus possibly 1915; court cases ca 1920; Emery B...
Date: 1948 - 1951 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-06 Description: Includes clippings about: Death of "Judo" a circus lion of Barton's Circus; Barton's International Circus 1949 (advertisement clippings from around New Zeala...
Date: 1937 - 1948 - 1938 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-30 Description: Includes clippings about: Skuthorpe's Circus & Rodeo 1948; Wirth's Circus 1937-1938, Pagel Circus 1937. Photocopy available. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s)....
Date: 1966 - 1968 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-23 Description: Includes clippings about: Ridgway Circus 1966-1967; Sole and Wirths Circus, 1967-1968. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings s...
Studio portrait of the Wirth Brothers
Date: [188-?] From: Cox, Irene:Portraits of theatrical personalities Ref: PA1-q-239-339 Description: Studio portrait of the circus operators Wirth Brothers, taken ca 1880s by Clifford & Clifford or Clifford & Son Inscriptions: Album page - beneath image - W...
Wirth's Circus at Coney Park in Nelson
Date: 1931 From: Cabot, Charles Henry 1890-1978 :Photographs of theatrical personalities and events Ref: 1/2-113983-F Description: Wirth's Circus at Coney Park in Nelson, 1931. Taken by an unidentified photographer. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s).