Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 22, 2012

Two section animal cage wagon was built in the early 1920’s The photo was taken in 1941.

Thanks Bob for your comment information on this animal wagon.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

This is a photo of Art Lind, Jr., Sells Floto back yard shot taken in 1929 in Fairbury, Neb. His father Art Lind. Sr, had a truck show. Lind Bros Circus was on the road in 1923 and 1924.

I sure would like to have photos of Lind Bros circus. Perhaps one day.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

This photo was taken by J.W. Beggs in 1910 during a parade. This is a fully carved double den cage wagon. The show was playing Kansas City, Mo.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

 Heavily carved rhinoceros tableau with circus band. Photo taken by L.W. Beggs, 1910. The show was in Kansas City, Mo.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

This is a full carved double den open cage wagon. Photo shot by J.W. Beggs in 1910, Kansas City, Mo. Mr Beggs lived in Kansas City, Mo. I am fortunate to own these few original photos that he shot in 1910.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

Another heavily carved tableau called the Hippopotamus. You will notice this also has a band on top. The photo was shot on the same day, same parade by J. W. Beggs, 1910 Kansas City, Mo. I presume they had two bands in their parade and why not?

Don Covington has made a comment concerning circus bands.

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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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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

Just before I posted this photo I noticed something wrong with the lettering on the wagon. At first I thought it was German. Who ever developed this photo caused the letters to be reversed. I put into my photo shop and reversed it back. It reads, “Our Country.” Written on the back of this photo , Sells Floto Atlanta, Georgia, 1917.

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Sells Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

Sells & Floto Circus air calliope, 1917 Atlanta, Georgia. Photo taken during parade.

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Selle Floto Circus

Posted By on July 19, 2012

Poorly written on the back of this photo is Johnny Agee and Jay Smith, 1931. On the right of photo I believe Jay is the younger brother of Mark Smith, horse trainer as well. It looks like a lady in the left buggy……… John Herriott might be able to help out her.

Thanks John for your comment

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