The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie) in United States


The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie)
Typecircus
PlacePhiladelphia
CountryUnited States
Relevant literature
Description

The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie), in Philadelphia, in United States.


Comments / pictures


In December, 1821, the “Grand, Rich and Rare,” moved into Baltimore for the winter. Here they were joined by Tippoo Sultan, one of the three elephants then in the country. When they left the city in April Tippoo Sultan accompanied them and thus this menagerie became the first one to have an elephant travel with it. Some elephants had wintered with animal shows in the past, but never had one taken to the road.

Tippoo Sultan had arrived in Boston in June, 1821, and been exhibited by himself for the six months prior to this affiliation. The title in 1822 was sometimes “Great American Caravan of Living Animals,” and sometimes “Great American Menagerie,” but is best known over the years as “Grand Caravan with Tippoo Sultan.” (Stuart Thayer)


1824: Albany


References for records about The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2323. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:



Search more with Google for The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie)


Search more on the Internet Web for The Grand caravan (John Martin menagerie)

Categoriescircus in United States | United States portal



This document was updated: 2020-10-30 07:03:11


Elephant Encyclopedia and database
ELEPHANT
ENCYCLOPEDIA

Established 1995
ELEPHANT
DATABASE
Established 2006
Search for keywords
Your ip: 34.228.52.223