Sells Floto Circus #1

| August 3, 2013

A few weeks ago Juliana Martinez found The Circus Blog. After a few emails to each other she sent me this poster of her grandmother Mamie. Harold Ward was Juliana’s father, so between Juliana and her dear friend Nikki Bell, I give thanks for the great photos of the Ward Bell flying act that you […]

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Ward Bell Flying Act #2

| August 3, 2013

Mamie

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Ward Bell Flying Act #3

| August 3, 2013

Thanks Bob for your comment. You are right, this photo is hand tinted. Before color film was invented many professional  pictures were hand painted after there development. Each picture was done separate. Then later the photograph was made into a master in which other could be printed from it. I am guessing that this photo […]

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Ward Bell Flying Act #4

| August 3, 2013

Please read the comment that Darryl Ferges has made on their names.

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Ward Bell Flying act #5

| August 3, 2013

Mamie Ward.  Sells Floto circus. I notice in some of her photos her name is spelled with a Y. I have no idea what way is correct. I am going by her granddaughters spelling.

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Ward Bell Flying Act #6

| August 3, 2013

There were three flying performers at once coming off the fly board. I need some help with names and dates.

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Ward Bell Flying Act #7

| August 3, 2013

I don’t believe that this photo was shot in a big top. Looks to me like a theater or coliseum of some sort..

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Ward Bell Flying Act #8

| August 3, 2013

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Mamie Ward #9

| August 3, 2013

I did not know that Mamie worked rosin back.

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Ward Bell Flying Act #10

| August 3, 2013

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