Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 3, 2012

Cole Bros US Band wagon. Photo shot during a parade. There was no information with the negative on the date or town.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 3, 2012

I posted this photo before but this time just a little different angel. Seen here are the men loading wagons and wheel rails, 1936.

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Ridem Cowboy

Posted By on September 3, 2012

Here is a painting that Ninette did of Casey Gibbs riding a bare back bronx. Now I knew that Casey was a hick of a man but never knew he rode bucking horses. Casey come up with a little info on this…

Thank you Casey for the information on your cowboy days.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

One of the elephants was knocked over by another in a fight. This will happen every now and again with a herd of elephants. There is a certain amount of “who is to be boss” called the pecking order between them. The bull man is helping the elephant to it’s feet and I am sure it a little dazed from the scuffle. In the right side of photo several bull men are containing the other elephant that was involved in whatever the disagreement was. This is the time of the true test of the head bull man and those around him. It is a very serious thing when it happens and if not contained quickly as well as calming down the herd, it could cause more fighting and the herd could scatter in all directions. The person that took this photo just happened to be in the right place at the right time. The season of 1938.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

This is a two section cage wagon. Notice the steel, hard rubber wheels. The year of this photo 1942.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

Cole Bros Calliope 1939.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

When you have old bad negatives your positive photo looks like this. This is the France tableau 1935. By now you know, no matter how bad a photo is I will not throw it away.

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Cole Bros Cirrcus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

I put the neg back into photo shop and darkened it, still she no looka so good 🙂

I thank Bill Gowan for his comment.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

Cole Bros cage wagon 1939.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on September 1, 2012

This is a baggage wagon and it also carried a small tent. My guess is was dressing room for production wardrobe. The wagon # is 106. Photo shot at winter quarters .

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