Sole Bros Circus

Sole Brothers Circus

Australian Circus, run by the Sole family, in the early twentieth century. Members included Bill Sole and his wife Eliza (née Perry), and their children Ethel, Jack and Andrew. Extended family included Edna Fairbrother, an adopted daughter. Correspondence from Margery Smith, 1 November 2008, (daughter of Amy Holman née Sole) has reminiscences of working for the circus as a young woman, at a later period.

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Date: 1935 - 1938 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-Sole-1938-02 Description: The name "Sole Bros" has been stuck over the top of the poster in the place of "Ivan Bros". Shows a pair of tutu-clad young girls standing on a white horse i...
Date: 1921 - 1938 - 1947 - 1960 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-Sole Description: Includes: Sole Bros Australian Circus and Zoo. Everything new! Six funny clowns and dummies. High-jumping dogs and ponies! Full menagerie of wild beasts! Mis...
Date: 1935 - 1939 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; Wright & Jaques Ltd Ref: Eph-E-CABOT-Circus-Sole-1938-01 Description: An arrangement of text, listing the attractions: The Delevante Sisters (mid-air marvels), Ossie Delroy (juggling genius), The Spinelli Bros (revolving ladder...
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: 1946 - 1960 - 1973 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-C-CABOT-Circus-Australia-1 Description: Includes: Bullen Bros Circus, presenting the only travelling zoo in Australia ... [with] the Dareino Bros, Erl Beno, Randel Delco, Miss Jeanette, the 4 Viola...
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...
Sole Bros Circus :Sole Bros Australian Circus and Zoo. Everything new! As a tonic for a jaded mind, a reviver of good spirits and a general dispeller of dull care! Wright & Jaques Printers, Albert Street Auckland, [1921].
Date: 1921 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-Sole-1921-01 Description: Advertises six funny clowns and dummies. High-jumping dogs and ponies! Full menagerie of wild beasts! Illustrations of: Kitchie and Klifte, the knockabout tu...
Date: 1989 From: Heath, Eric Walmsley 1923- :[Cartoons on topics of defence, politics, social issues, whimsy, medical issues, pollution, conservationists, trade unions, space exploration, animals, police & crime, Television, farming, sport, war, and transport. 1970-1990s]. By: Heath, Eric Walmsley, 1923- Ref: B-144-366/387 Description: Includes cartoons about: the Greenhouse effect causes a rise in crime and police cuts; prisons breed crime; alcohol banned on ski slopes; police mistake bur...
Date: 1971 - 1975 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-32 Description: Includes clippings about: Sole Brothers Circus 1971-1975 Photocopy available. Quantity: 1 album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings stuck into pages o...
Date: 1960 - 1969 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-03 Description: Includes clippings about: Ashton's Circus and Sole Brothers Circus. Quantity: 1 album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings stuck into pages of scrapbook
Date: 1938 - 1969 - 1939 - 1971 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-B-CABOT-Scrapbooks-31 Description: Includes clippings about: Sole Bros Circus 1969-1971; and Perry Bros undated (around 1938-1939) Photocopy available. Quantity: 1 album(s) Album(s). Physic...
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: 1949 - 1950 From: [Ephemera of octavo size relating to circuses and circus performers in New Zealand] By: Sole Bros Circus; Geo Deslandes Ltd Ref: Eph-A-CIRCUS-1949-01 Description: Booklet shows photographs of the following performers: Jean Marie and Joe Eroni (trick and fancy whip cracking), Dorothea Williams (contortionist and aeriali...
Date: 1950 - 1971 - 1974 - 1954 - 1975 From: [The Marjorie Saunders collection of theatre ephemera, collected by Arthur Saunders. 1940-2006]. Ref: Eph-B-SAUNDERS-Circus-1950/1970s Description: Includes: Barton's International Circus. Barton's is the largest motorised circus in Australasia. [First visit to New Zealand. Possibly predates 1950]. Progr...
Date: 1948 - 1949 From: [Ephemera of octavo size relating to circuses and circus performers in New Zealand] By: Geo Deslandes Ltd Ref: Eph-A-CIRCUS-1948-01 Description: Booklet shows photographs of the following performers: Jean Marie and Joe Eroni (trick and fancy whip cracking), Dorothea Williams (contortionist and aeriali...
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...
Date: 1921-1922, 1931 From: Cabot, Charles Henry, 1890-1978: [Collection of ephemera, posters and programmes. 1900-1976] Ref: Eph-A-CABOT-Scrapbooks-98 Description: Contains clippings about Sole's Circus tour 1921-1922, and Pedro Circus 1931. Quantity: 1 album(s). Physical Description: Newsclippings stuck into pages of...