The Flying Bells

| June 30, 2012

This is what is known as a double flying act. There are two catchers in the center of the rigging. This to my knowledge as seen here is the only photo of this flying act.This photo was shot in the very early 1950′s, might be late 1940′s.

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King Bros Circus

| June 30, 2012

Two of the King Bros elephants. Photo taken just before spec, 1955. Left is Brownie, to the right Jess.

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Baby Bull Act

| June 30, 2012

It’s a baby bull Jar-go. NO hay, no water, no shovelling. Now why couldn’t I have thought of this kind of act. This photo had no name on it, just a date of 1954.

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Le Craig

| June 30, 2012

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Jimmy “Shorty” Tory

| June 30, 2012

Shorty did one of the–if not the funniest–comedy trapeze act that I have ever seen. Not as  a clown or doing a drunk routine, just straight comedy with very tough tricks.

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The Flying Neltens

| June 30, 2012

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The Flying Victors

| June 30, 2012

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The Flying Deislers

| June 30, 2012

Their name might be spelled Deislers, it was difficult to read on the photo. Thanks Traci for your comment.

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Mae Leure

| June 30, 2012

Mae’s pony drill, photo taken in the early 1950′s. When I look at this photo it reminds me of the times when we had crowds like this photo shows. The advance men and the show owner of the circus would be pulling their hair out. The performer would wonder if they were going to get […]

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Jimmy Cole

| June 30, 2012

I believe this is Jimmy Cole with his elephants on the Tom Pack Circus? Photo probably was taken in 1954. Need some help with any corrections.

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