Title page vignette
[Ringmaster Sleary and His Daughter, Josephine, Costumed as a Horse-Rider]
6.5 cm wide x 7.2 cm high
Illustration for Dickens's Hard Times for These Times in the British Household Edition, p. 44
This is possibly what Tom saw "through a hole in a deal board" of the equestrian Tyrolean flower-act (Book One, Ch. 3), or possibly "A Grand Morning Performance by the Riders" (Book Three, Ch. 7) Interior: circus tent.
Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham.
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