Eustis Estate

Frank and Annie Howard Promotional Postcard

Germany, c. 1900

Collection of Historic New England

Frank and Annie Howard hit the big time in 1888, joining Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth for the circus’s only nationwide tour. Annie made history as the first tattooed woman to tour with Barnum & Bailey. Between 1897 and 1902, the Howards rejoined Barnum & Bailey for an extended tour of Germany, Austria, England, Scotland, and Wales.