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COUNTY FAIR
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Illustration of woman kicking at gold ring being held up by a clown.  Sidewalk, buildings and people in background.  Black text.

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M. GERBER
Importer & Jobber
729 South St.
PHILA. PA.

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LUCKE BADGE & BUTTON CO. BALTO. MD.

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The illustration likely depicts vaudeville entertainment at American county fairs. County fairs were first held in the 19th century and originally focused on educating attendees about agriculture. Its popularity led to the development of technology and entertainment. The entertainment acts include carnival rides, vaudeville entertainers, and other amusements. Today, county fairs focus on entertainment and amusement, but also encourage agricultural education.

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Arcadia Publishing (n.d.). American traditions: A short history of agricultural fairs. Retrieved July 2, 2021, from https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Navigation/Community/Arcadia-and-THP-Blog/August-2018/American-Traditions-A-Short-History-of-Agricultur

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EV0385
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