Miscellaneous

 

These are objects connected to human zoos other than photographs, postcards, newspaper articles:

  • A plate from the Exposition Universelle Paris in 1899 showing  Javanese dancers who performed at the Kampong Javanais (Javanese village)
  • A plate from the Exposition Universelle Paris in 1899 showing an Annamite theater
  • A plate from the Exposition Universelle Paris in 1878 showing Indian workers (Ouvriers Indiens) who were exhibited in the Galerie du travail (“Hall of work”)
  • This rather large kauri shell (10,5 x 5 x 7 cm) was sold to visitors of Hagenbecks Indian human zoo at the International Art & Horticultural Exhibition Düsseldorf in 1904 and engraved by one of the exhibited people. The translation of the inscription is “Souvenir of Hagenbeck’s Indian Exhibition, Düsseldorf Amusement Park 1904”
  • This rather large kauri shell (8,3 x 4 x 5,5 cm) was sold in Vienna, Austria, during a Indian human zoo (maybe in 1885 or 1903) and engraved by one of the exhibited people. The translation of the inscription is “Souvenir of the Singhalese, Vienna”
  • This tin box (17,5 x 9,5 x 12,5 cm) features an image used for Gustav Hagenbeck’s Schau Indien in 1905/1906 – age unknown
  • A “season ticket” to the Groote indische Tentoonstelling of 1906 in Amsterdam – an Indian human zoo organized by Gustav Hagenbeck – guaranteeing the holder two seats in the bleachers
  •  An undated circus themed game of quartets with the logo “OGO” on the back, probably produced in Germany in the 1930s.

There are always 4 cards to a set: set 1. “circus-workers”, set 2. “clowns”, set 3. “circus performers”, set 4. “dressage”, set 5. “Chinese-troupe”, set 6. “aerial acts”, set 7. “human zoos”, set 8. “carnivor dressage” (roughly translated from Geman)

Chinese-Troupe (China-Truppe):

Human Zoo (Völker-Schau):

  • A circus themed game of quartets by the brand “EIDORA”, produced in Germany, probably in the 1950s.

There are always 4 cards to a set: “horses in the circus ring”, “aerial acts”, “animal show”, “people of the circus”, “human zoos”, “dances of the peoples”, “artist in the circus ring”, “funny folk” (roughly translated from Geman)

  • Diorama:

from the book “Singhalesen und Sudanesen. Szenische Bilder aus fernen Ländern für die Jugend” printed in 1888 in Vienna, Austria. The book consists of 8 foldable color-lithographs depicting the traditional life of Sinhalese and Sudanese peoples. This diorama shows a group of Sinhalese in front of the Rotunde – a building erected for the Vienna World Fair 1873 – a space which was frequently used as exhibition ground for human zoos:

  • Sheet music from 1886, for a song called “La belle Cynghalaise du Jardin d’Acclimatation” with music by L. Mayeur and lyrics by Mrs. A. Porte & H. Vernet:
  • Sheet music (undated), for a song called “Le village de l’Exposition” with music by Robert Barmettler and lyrics by Georgette Pezet:
  • Letter of thanks from the director of the cabinet of Louis IV Grand Duke of Hesse to an unknown person, dated from the 15th of October 1890. The author thanks for an album of pictures of the “Beduinentruppe” (Bedouin group) which was shown in Munich at the Oktoberfest at the time:
  • Flyer or letterhead from the company of Carl Hagenbeck (Charles Hagenbeck) in Hamburg depicting a caravan of captured African animals being handled by a group of Westafrican men and a European man on a camel.
  • Ticket stub from circus Kapella which also featured a human zoo – August 1935 in Jesberg, Germany
  • Southeast Asian style souvenir hat sold during the 1931 World’s Fair in Paris (Exposition Coloniale International Paris) to visitors
  • A nude study of a man by P. Westendorf dated 1899 in Munich done in pencil. The portrayed man was possibly a member of a human zoo that was in Munich in 1899: the Aschanti -Village
  • art print of the Sudanese village at the 1931 World’s Fair in Paris (Exposition Coloniale International Paris)
  • these coins were issued during the World Faair in Paris 1931:
  • this pendant was sold during the World Faair in Paris 1931: