A Real Showman

| April 20, 2010

This poster is just one of many that I will be posting soon.

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The Singing Cowboy

| April 20, 2010

If ever there was a circus fan most definitely Tex Ritter was it!  He is with Jimmy Golfs mother in this picture. Jimmy was the drummer with the Siebrand circus. Tex just happened to be doing one of his song promotionals at a music store. Jimmy and his mother were at the store buying sheet […]

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The Wrigley Mansion … Phoenix, Arizona

| April 20, 2010

That’s right the Wrigley Gum People. Photo taken in 1949. This mansion now is surrounded by hundreds of homes and resorts.

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Arizona State Fair

| April 20, 2010

The Arizona State Fair front gate is no longer in use because the street it faces is McDowell,  a heavily traveled street. This photo was taken in  the fall of 1949. In the 30′s 40′s and early 1950′s it had horse racing and a few years later…. auto racing.  But it is best known for […]

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The Dope Show

| April 20, 2010

In the 1950′s addiction was just as worrisome as it is now. This show was met with some distain. but more over it had a big impact on the common public. The charge was 25 cents, stay as long as you like.

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The Dope Show

| April 20, 2010

This show got more interest form police and city officials than anything on the midway. No matter where we played they knew it was coming and they  made it a point to visit this show. As you can see the painting and language was very much in your face as well as being very suggestive. […]

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The Dope Show

| April 20, 2010

The space this show took was over 90 feet in length. Inside it was a que line walk around. The back of each semi opened up forming the side, and turning it into an awning and from that a back side wall. The show consisted of graphic morgue photos of people that died from an over […]

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Old Circus Posters

| April 18, 2010

      There was a lot of hard work restoring this posters. I still have more to work on.

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Capell Bros

| April 18, 2010

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The Truman Home

| April 18, 2010

The man that lived in this home was a true circus fan.  His name was Harry S. Truman. The home is located in Independence , Mo.

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