P.T.Barnum Part 1 #1

Posted By on December 13, 2012

P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb. Photo by Charles Deforest Fredricks.


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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 “P.T.Barnum Part 1 #1”

  1. Audrey Alverson says:

    I have come into possession of a miniature Weaver Brothers Circus. I am looking for information on this miniature…. how many were built, who it was built by, etc.
    Any information at all would be appreciated. I am interested in finding an outlet for these pieces, or at least some history on this amazing miniature collection.

    Most of the pieces depict the “back of house” of the circus; storage areas, food tents, clown staging area, under the bleachers, livestock holding area, etc. There is also 3 beautiful separate set-ups of
    the 3-ring performance rings. Thousands of pieces! A large portion of the pieces have been affixed to four 4′ X 8′ boards. The 3 performance rings, stadium, elephant parade, etc are in tubs. There
    are cardboard separators in these tubs that are from Ringling Broth. Cir.

    There was a business card that says:

    Weaver Bros. Circus
    Carol & Marlin Weaver, Owner

    CFA 5878
    CFA F849

    CMB 1//4″ scale

    Winter Quarters
    4065 Longview Dr.
    Chamblee, Ga. 30341

    Thank you so much for any information or lead that you may be able to pass along!

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