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Clifton Drug Co. Tent Show

June 29, 2011

Though I knew that there were still itinerant exhibitors traveling the country in 1911, I’ve never heard of anything like this before: Patent medicine hawkers plus a Moving Picture Show!

Randall (Iowa) Record (29 June 1911)

Tent Show Here This Week

The Clifton Drug Co. tent show spread a lot of canvas in town this week and have been entertaining good sized crowds every night at a vaudeville and moving picture show. The entertainment offered is quite good and has proved to be quite an attraction The company of five people offer a varied sort of program of vaudeville, sleight of hand, etc., and of course wind up with the usual medicine selling stunts making various prize offers. Monday night, Peter Egland and R. O. Rasmussen achieved distinction by being declared the tow most homely men in Hamilton county.

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