Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros 1938 Loaded flat Cars 5 Wagon Posted 5 12 1024x663 Robbins Bros Circus    This flat car is carrying five wagons.  Notice who is their star attraction is. Photo shot in 1938.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros Camels 1938 Posted 5 12 1024x571 Robbins Bros Circus    This photo shot in 1938. It is in poor condition, but in the background on the right the side wall the tent can be seen.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros 1938 Circus Posted 5 12Tractor1 779x1024 Robbins Bros Circus     It seems that these trucks were quite popular on the circuses. The Mack truck became a work horse and was used for just about everything. This photo was shot in 1938 but the Mack looks to be much older.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros Air Calliope 1938 Posted 5 12 1024x755 Robbins Bros Circus    It says on the negative envelope of this photo, “air calliope”. I don’t believe so? I think it is a tableau cargo wagon.

Bob Cline it’s up to you.

Bob Cline says it is an air Calliope. Read his comment.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros 1938 Poster Looks good Posted 5 12 1024x853 Robbins Bros Circus    This poster was used in the 1938 season.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros Animal Cage 1938 In 1928 with Christy Bros Posted 5 12 1024x772 Robbins Bros Circus     The # 9 wagon in this photo looks almost identical to the #10 wagon.Both these wagons were used for the lions or tigers. Here is something interesting. On the envelope that the negative was in was written “Robbins Bros 1938, then in 1928 with Christy Bros”. I am not surprised these wagon were bought and sold from circus to circus. All they had to do was make a name change.

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Robbins Bros Circus

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Robbins Bros Animal cage 1939 Posted 5 12 1024x772 Robbins Bros Circus    This is an animal cage wagon…… it looks similar to the #9 wagon. The difference that I see is the side carved scallops, also the white painted front.  The photo of this wagon was shot in 1939.

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Jungleland Flyer

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Mabel Stark Flyer 456x1024 Jungleland Flyer   The Jungleland flyer was very impressive, but this tiger was not in any movies.  Rajah was one of Mabel’s toughest tigers. It was true there was no SMOG in Thousand Oaks…..Back then, now I don’t know.

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Jungleland Monkey Business

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Monkey Business at Jungleland Jungleland Monkey Business    These are two of the Henry Tyndall chimps. Backyard playing was part of their training. You never knew what a TV or movie company would ask your chimps to do. It was important that your chimps had no fear and could preform anywhere…. anytime. Henry was constantly involving his chimps with different situations and environments. Henry’s off camera work was unbelievable.  He could cue a chimp from 30 to 40 feet away and much further if need be. Even from behind the camera. At motion picture work he was the best, but he was not a good performer. He did his chimp act at the compound main arena stage. It was obvious to another performer he was uncomfortable when performing.

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Jungleland’s Baby Elephant

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Taffy1 Junglelands Baby Elephant  This is Taffy. She and Alfie were two of the smallest elephants at the compound.  Alfie who can barely be seen behind her….. was still being bottle fed.

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