The Dolly Jacobs and her Elephants

Posted By on June 18, 2009

Dolly Jacobs Elephants

Dolly Jacobs with her elephants. This is one of her publicity pictures used for the Greater Olympia Circus.


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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.


3 Responses to “The Dolly Jacobs and her Elephants”

  1. Charlene Kosche says:

    Love your website…..I knew Dolly Jacobs and her family in the 50’s. Stayed in touch with her son Terrell Jacobs Jr. (Punch) until his death in Feb. 2008. Do you know the names of the elephants in this photo? When I knew her she had three, Modoc, Judy and Dumbo

  2. margaret ann cooper says:

    I knew Dolly Jacobs as a young child as she fostered me in her circus. She handmade my costumes and taught me how to present myself. She was gracious and talented and kind and humourous and more… Modoc was an exceptional elephant and very wise ah the stories I shall tell some day…

  3. Ruth Humrick Rice says:

    Punch and Judy Jacobs were my playmates in Robinsdale, Minn. in the 40s and 50s. I’m so sorry to hear that Pucnh died. Do you know if I can reach Judy?

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