Initially railroad carnivals that were operated by brothers Irving R. and Harry R. Polack. Alternative names: Rutherford Greater Shows, Polack Bros. World at Home Shows, Polack Bros. Greater Shows and Twenty Big Shows.
1919-03-20: Harry passed away at Brunswick, GA, age 42.
1931: Louis P. Stern became partner with Irving as founders of Polack Brothers Circus.
1949-07-13: Irving passed away in Van Nuys, CA, age 64. His widow Bessie (d. 1962) took over his share.
1976: Louis P. Stern sold the show.