J.E. Henry Circus

| November 22, 2014

My Grandfather never played very many large towns as he preferred small towns. The reason was, he had a wagon show and the miles between small towns were less than between large towns which made it easier to herd the big animals over the road. It would take a full day to travel 35 miles, […]

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The Henry Elephant named “Gip”

| November 22, 2014

The photo says she was 110 yrs old ….I don’t believe that is accurate as I think she was in her eighties when she died.  Gip or Gypsy as she was called sometimes, had been on other circuses before Grandfather bought her. She was not a very well elephant and nearing the end of her […]

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J.E. Henry’s Circus Bandwagon

| November 22, 2014

On  the horse blanks, it says, “The Great Henry’s Show.” In all the photos I have of Gip not one with her trunk up. I believe this is the sign of an elephant that is not to well.

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J.E. Henry Circus Band

| November 22, 2014

I posted this photo once before but this photo came from my cousin Michael King, whose mother is Patty Henry.

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J.E. Henry

| November 22, 2014

In this photo Grandfather is presenting one of the llama’s from his menagerie. Many of the photos that had been taken of his circus were turned into post cards. He used them for personal and advance advertisement.

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Henry Bros Circus

| November 22, 2014

Grandfather, for whatever reason, would often change the name of the circus such as J.E Henry’s Circus or Big Show,  Henry Bros, and as seen in this photo…. The Great Henry’s Show. Photo taken in the early 1900’s. I wish I could make out the writing on this photo. Can you, if so please comment.

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Henry Bros Circus

| November 22, 2014

J.E. Henry mounted on his manage horse. Photo taken in the very early 1900’s. You will notice a two pole big top which only allowed for one ring in between the the poles. I am guessing the date of this photo was 1908 or 1910.

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Henry Bros Circus

| November 22, 2014

Lining up for the circus parade. My grandfather in his buggy was always in the front, barely seen here on the right of photo. Photo taken in the very early 1900’s.

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J.E. Henry Big Show

| August 17, 2014

I just got this photo from Bob Cline. The Photo was taken by Harry Quillen. I am guessing the year 1908. The photo came from the Conover collection, Thanks Bob

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Unknown Name

| July 14, 2014

  I need some help on the name of this wagon show. It may be Henry Bros?

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