Bingo Hauser: Trading Fur for Iron

Creator(s): North American Carnival Museum and Archives

Irvin “Bingo” Hauser ran away with the carnival at age 16 and never looked back. This exhibit tells the story of one of Canada's greatest showmen, who began his career as a lion tamer, and later started an exotic animal sideshow. By the 1960s, Bingo traded in his animal act for increasingly popular amusement rides and started one of Canada’s largest carnivals. Explore decades of transformation of the carnival industry through the exciting and personal stories of a man they called Bingo.

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