Circus Parade

| May 24, 2015

I have no idea where this photo came from, nor what is written on the bottom of this photo.Has to be from the 1890’s


Circus Wagon

| September 14, 2013

This wagon, I believe,  is from Christy Bros? Mid 1930’s?


John Strong Poster

| January 4, 2013

Soon John will send me more posters, flyer’s along with some great history on the John Strong circus.


P.T.Barnum Part #2

| December 13, 2012

The following posts of P.T. Barnum presents a problem in my being able to explain what type of medium they are. A few are live photos others are lithographs done in  ink or in pencil scratching. In the collection of negatives that I have I ran across 30 or more of P.T. Barnum’s illustrations. After […]


Miller Bros

| November 20, 2012

Thanks Pete for sending this poster and the other photos.


Barnum & Bailey #8

| November 10, 2012

When I was going though the hundreds of negatives I have,  I came across this one and almost threw it away. This negative was totally clear, with only a smudge here and there. I ran it though my Epson photo shop and low and behold this is what I got….how cool is that??   I […]


Cole Bros Circus

| November 5, 2012

Thanks Mike for the poster print.



| November 2, 2012

Randy Runyon a few days ago sent this wonderful old photo of a caravan. I have seen this type of wagon before. This style of wagon was popular on European circuses in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. there were also a few in this country. Some call them Gypsy wagons, others sheep herders wagon. I […]



| October 27, 2012


Cole Bros Circus Poster

| September 3, 2012

These four girls were the Titian’s. They did a teeterboard act with Cole Bros. The year is unknown to me. Most likely in the 1930’s.