Hagen Bros Circus Ad

| December 4, 2009

It didn’t take much in the old days…just a good clean ad to let the people know that there was a circus in town.

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Cristiani Bros. at Soldier Field

| December 4, 2009

I have had the pleaure of knowing most of the Cristiani family, from perfomers to circus owners.

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Gollmar Bros Circus

| October 21, 2009

The young Clyde Beatty on the Gollmar Bros circus in 1922. He had been with the show two years. His job was that of an animal attendant. I believe he was around 18 yrs old when this photo was taken.

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Ringling Bros. Poster

| October 8, 2009

            The wonderful days of the old time circus. How I wish we could see them again. Thanks for the photo Jack.

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“ALADDIN”

| October 4, 2009

Thanks, JB for the poster.

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Cole Bros in Little Rock

| September 16, 2009

This was their first year in Little Rock, AK. The year was 1935.

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Mable Stark

| September 16, 2009

I have often wondered where this lady got her courage, not just with working the big cats, but her life in general. At the time that I knew her she was somewhat sullen with just about everyone. I would rib her a little and when she cracked a smile the conversation could start. She knew […]

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Karl…..Clyde…..Emmett

| September 11, 2009

  This photo was in the Amusement Business Feb ,15, 1964.,  I remember it as the “Billboard”.

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Cole Bros. Circus

| September 11, 2009

Stake and chain wagon.Date 1920’s

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Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Circus

| September 8, 2009

Hartford, CT. July, 1944. A tragic event that will be long remembered. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford_circus_fire

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