Cole Bros #2

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Cole Bros 1936 cargo wagon. The date here is wrong. The photo was taken in 1942.

Please read the comment by Stephen T. Flint.

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Cole Bros #3

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Cole Bros 1936, photo may have been shot at their winter quarters. Notice the middle of the wagon is counter sunk for the salt water tank needed for the seals.

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Cole Bros #4

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Cole Bros loaded flat cars 1936. In this photo I do not know if they are coming or going.

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Cole Bros #5

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Curly Shaffer positions himself proudly on one of the elephants that he handles. Cole Bros Winter quarters.

There is a question by Jackie Knupp if this is Curly Shaffer. Need some help here.

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Cole Bros #6

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Alonzo Dever on the trunk 1936.

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Cole Bros #7

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Alonzo Dever stands on the right side of the elephant line up. 1936. I believe Alonzo was head of the bull dept at this time.

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Cole Bros #8

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A backyard photo with Alonzo Dever with one of the Cole elephants. 1936

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Cole Bros #9

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Cole Bros Circus parade. Clown band can be seen on top of one of Clyde Beatty’s lion cage wagons.

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Cole Bros # 10

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Cole Bros #11

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This photo is a human interest shot catching  people just being themselves at the circus. This photo was taken in 1936. The circus at that time was bigger than life. It brought people from their homes to see the majestic big top and the excitement of the performance that was held there.

 

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