As the original source material for the phrase 'Dog and Pony Show', the shows that were put on by the Gentry Brothers were small time shows parading around as grand circuses, featuring musicians animal acts and a ringmaster. The animal acts were nearly all performed by dogs and ponies, thus the name of the show, but near the end of the show's run, there was often the addition of other animals such as goats, monkeys and eventually elephants. 

The success of the show was dependent upon the tenacity of the owner to promote the show with intriguing printwork and sharing by word of mouth. This stub shows some of the printwork style that would have graced not only their tickets but likely their posters and handbills as well.