The collection is a dissembled scrapbook consisting of twenty-three pages of photographs of multiple circuses, in multiple locations throughout the United States. The cover of the scrapbook is inscribed, "This book is owned by Melvin C. Miller Jr." and Miller himself provided captions for many of the photographs throughout the remaining pages. Photographs are of people, animals, and circus structures including train cars, carriages, big tops, and signage.
The majority of the photographs depict the Ringling Bros.-Barnum and Bailey circus through the 1941-1943 seasons. Other circuses depicted include the 101 Ranch Wild West Show (1925), which was at the Miller Brothers 101 Ranch in Oklahoma; the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus (1934); the Robbins Bros. circus (1938); the Cole Bros. cirus (1936); and perhaps others, not named.