Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

First off, I wonder who they got to paper this 5 story building! On the back of the photo it reads, “Sells Floto- Buffalo Bill Circus, 1914. Minneapolis, Minnesota.” I wondered about the name but sure enough faintly seen on the papered building can be seen Buffalo Bill Circus. Maybe Bob Cline will comment on this.

A great comment from Harry Kingston.


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


One Response to “Sells Floto Circus”

  1. This is NOT paper posters as these are cloth banners tacked to the side of a building.
    Buildings like this would not allow paper but for the right amount of reserved tickets you could tack a cloth banner that would be removed by the banner puller on show day.
    This was a true art performed by the human flies from there ladders hanging from the top of a building.
    And from 16 foot ladders from the bottom up on the roof.
    A great example of a lost art of banner tacking with magnetic hammers and a mouth full of coated tackes and a loaf of bread if the swollaed a tack.
    Harry in Texas

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