Prince & Joe Anderson #1

| March 31, 2012

This photo was taken in 1898. I was able to get some info, but most was vague information that was on the negative envelope. It’s written that Joe Anderson was killed by this elephant called Prince. I found another negative which is on the next post. There was no info on it as well or […]

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John Robinson Circus

| August 17, 2011

Photo taken in Marion, Indiana in 1923. On top of the elephant is John Robinson. On the far left is “Cheerful” Gardener, Superintendent of Elephants.  The next person’s name is unknown to me. Next to him is Gardener Wilson,  Press Agent, George Ryan, William Kellogg, E. Reynolds, Danny Odem, Manager, and Charles Berry, Equestrian Director. […]

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Downie Bros Circus

| August 20, 2010

This is what I call papering! Thanks Dan for the great photo. I am quiet sure the circus blogers will enjoy it. I am guessing the photo was taken in the mid 1930’s. It reads on the posters the town they are playing,,,, Lynchburg.

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Peter Taylor

| January 30, 2010

Peter Nelson on the John Robbin’s Circus 1923. He was considered to be one of the finest cat trainers of his time.

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Great Posters of Yester-Years

| January 25, 2010

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Amusement Business May 1967

| January 10, 2010

While Rummaging though an old box, I found some  A B books. We used to know them as the Billboard. I posted a few Photos, Just because I am sentimental. More to come later.

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Aurora’s Polar Bears

| December 6, 2009

Mlle Auora and her Polar Bears seen here in this rare photo of 1898. She also performed with the Bostock Wild Animal Circus. Later a simlar act was presented by Ursula Bottcher on the 106th edition of Ringling Bros and Barnun Circus. Hopefully, I will soon have a photo of Ursula.        Thannk you Adaline […]

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Kelly Morris Circus

| December 4, 2009

If anyone out there in the circus world has information on this circus please inform me. The only thing I know is what is in this ad.  See comment made by Roy Morris.

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Mills Bros Circus

| December 4, 2009

 The Mills Bros was another great American circus.

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Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus

| December 4, 2009

Take the time to read some of the great names and just look at that ticket price.

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