Happy New Year!

| December 30, 2009

                    Happy New Year from the Ivan Henry family and thecircusblog.com.

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Capell Bros Circus & Carnival #1

| December 29, 2009

              Doc Capell a great shownmen and a fine circus family. 

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Capell Bros Circus & Carnival #2

| December 27, 2009

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Doc Capell Circus #1

| December 26, 2009

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Doc Capell Circus # 2

| December 26, 2009

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Norma Capell

| December 26, 2009

Norma Capell was the wife of Bob Capell. This photo was taken in the 1940′s somewhere in the midwest. Here is a jack pot……….. Henry Bros Circus was playing  spot dates. Uncle Todd and Cliff, my Dad,  booked a pretty good spot with their circus in New Mexico and they hired another circus family who did four acts to make the show a […]

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The Capells Between Shows

| December 26, 2009

 Just a little rest between shows. The photo was taken in the mid 1940′s on the Doc Capell Circus. From right to left Dorothy Capell, Lil Barbara Capell and a show girl whose name is unknown to me. Dorothy Capell is the wife of the late Bill Capell Sr.

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The Great Yankee Patterson

| December 26, 2009

This photo was taken by Harry Quillen in  1944 …mid season in Los Angeles, Calif.  Jimmy Woods ,Cliff Henry, Martin Authur and a few silent angels had money in the show.

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Clown Alley

| December 26, 2009

From left to right:  Dave Slusser & Eddy Spaghetti. The other two clowns their names unknown to me. This photo was taken on the Big John Strong circus, in the early 1960′s. This photo was provided by Ken Slusser whose father Chester Slusser was a well known circus fan who lived in centeral CA in a little town […]

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Okie Locken

| December 26, 2009

. .In the early 1950′s this man and his four young children Lanny, David Mike and Cathy joined the Siebrand show.  In the beginning he really did not do too much, but he had many unseen talents and they were soon discovered. Okie was a mechanic, welder, carpenter and could  invent parts to fix any problem  on a truck, trailer […]

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