Mexican Circus #6

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Mex Circus 61 Mexican Circus #6

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Mexican Circus #7

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Mes circus 7 Mexican Circus #7  Whoever this circus is , they sure have nice looking equipment.

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Mexican Circus #8

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Mex Circus 7 Mexican Circus #8    There is a billboard on this trailer but I still can not make out their name.

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Mexican Circus #9

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Mex Circus 9 Mexican Circus #9    Perhaps someone out there can recognize the equipment.

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Unknown Balancer

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Juggeling Head balance 805x1024  Unknown Balancer   I have seen this trick done before but never while on a head balancing trapeze bar. Doc Capell photo collection.

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Conchita

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Conchita Iron Jaw 820x1024 Conchita     Conchita was known as the “Iron Jaw Marvel”.  She may have been with the Doc Capell Circus. This photo was found in the Capell collection.

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Bonnie Fuller

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Bonnie Fuller 1950 1024x824 Bonnie Fuller    Bonnie performed on the Doc Capell Circus, photo taken in 1950.

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Lotus & Berry

Posted By on October 10, 2011

Lotus Wallace Berry 1024x850 Lotus & Berry   Wallace Berry is in awe when Lotus opens wide. The photo was taken in the back yard of the Al. G. Barnes Circus when they were playing Los Angeles. The strap on her upper jaw had a two fold purpose. One was to cue her to open her mouth , the other was to lead her.  It is true that Wallace Berry worked in the circus. As it was told to me, Wallace Berry ran away from home and joined the Ringling Bros Circus in or around 1902, He was at the age of 16 or 17 years old? Berry stayed with the show for a few seasons and left because of a mishap with a leopard, where by he was badly clawed. Berry was never an elephant trainer as many say.  He did work with  the elephants but only in the capacity as an assistant to other trainers. Wallace was very proud of his time he spent in the circus and at every opportunity he would visit whatever circus came in his path.

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CIrcus Ad For Tobacco

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Camel Cigerett Ad 2 742x1024 CIrcus Ad For Tobacco    At the time that Terrell and Antoinette did this ad I am quite sure they did not know the serious consequences of smoking.  All I ever knew is that smoking would make you “a little short of breath,”  WRONG! This is an actual ad that ran in the National Weekly. The date of the ad is not known to me but it was in the in the mid or late 1930’s.

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Clyde Beatty Poster

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Clyde Beatty Cole Bros 1024x674 Clyde Beatty Poster   This a photo of a poster that I have.  It is very large and had been folded in order to send it to me for the circus blog. The date it was used is unknown to me but  I am guessing late 1940’s and maybe into the 1950’s.

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