The Car Sales Promotion

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SCAN1746Henry Bros 1978 The Car Sales Promotion   In 1978 we were on the road with Space Age Amusement. Our show was on the back end of the midway where we did three to four performances a day. Each show lasted about 30 minutes, sometimes more. I had six acts plus clowns and other performers so we would alternate the acts. This one day a car salesman asked if we could take the chimp act to his dealership to help promote his business. We gave away free front gate tickets and some ride tickets. It turned out to be a very successful promotion.

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A Circus With A Carnival

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Henry Bros 1978 A Circus With A Carnival    There are those that say that Carnivals and Circuses don’t mix. This attitude was in the older years. We in the business know why, there is no need to explain. Things started to change in 1950′s to this day. You may find a circus or performers at a Fair or Carnival midways.  Some of my must successful seasons were on the back of a Carnival midway.

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Karl Wallenda

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Karl Wallenda Karl Wallenda    Let us not forget those who gave their all.

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Henry Bros Circus Postage Stamp

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Henry 2 Henry Bros Circus Postage Stamp     Henry Bros Oostage Stamps Henry Bros Circus Postage Stamp     These are actual postage stamps that I use only when I write to my circus friends or if someone wishes to collect one or two. I enjoy the comments I get when a friend sees the stamp on the envelope post mark. The main reason why I did postage stamp was to honor my grandfather J.E. Henry as well all of the Henry family.

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Henry Bros Circus pg 1

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FHenry route 1 Henry Bros Circus  pg 1    First off I want to thank John Palacsek for sending me numerous letters from my grandfather and Author and Marie Henry. Somewhere, somehow John found them and has shared them with me. This letter with the route could have been written by J.E. Henry or Marie Henry or perhaps my grandmother Mable Henry.

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Henry Bros Circus pg 2

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Henry Bros Circus pg 3

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Toni Madison

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Toni Madison Toni Madison  This shot was taken at the Red Skelton studio just before her performance with Mr. Skelton. 1957?. During the 1950′s and early 1960′s my mother performed on every major TV show in Los Angles.

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Toni Madison’s Wonder Dogs

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Toni Madison2 Toni Madisons Wonder Dogs  Toni Madison was my mothers stage name. Mary Ann Pearl Henry is her actual name. She took the stage name because all of the Henrys had dog acts, which sometimes confused the theatrical agents. At this time most of the Henrys lived around Los Angeles. This photo was taken in 1955.

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Miller Woodcock

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Miller Woodcock Elephant Miller Woodcock    John Palacsek also sent this along. There is an actual typed letter here but my photo shop could not glean it, maybe John has a better print. I am happy just to get the letterhead.

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