Clyde & Harriet Beatty #1

Posted By on November 17, 2011

This is one photo of eleven that will follow. Some of these photos were shot  in Allentown, PA. I am not sure on the year. I am guessing within a four-year period In the mid 1940’s………….. Read the comment from Harry Kingston, I think  he is right on.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #2

Posted By on November 17, 2011

I am hoping that someone may know the year of this photo.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #3

Posted By on November 17, 2011

   The big top looks a little rough, but thats what happens on one-day stands.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #4

Posted By on November 17, 2011

This is the back yard of Beatty’s show. It is very possible that the trailer and car belong to Clyde.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #5

Posted By on November 17, 2011

Looks like everyone is getting ready for spec.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #6

Posted By on November 17, 2011

I bet Ward Hall would know the year of this photo.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #7

Posted By on November 17, 2011

The long mount to warm them up and dumping out before going into the arena.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #8 OK

Posted By on November 17, 2011

The name of the bull man in this photo is unknown to me. I just fond out the elephant man is Earl Shipley

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #9

Posted By on November 17, 2011

A back yard trick for the circus fan.I believe the bull man is Earl Shipley he was the on the Beatty show of years.

Share

Clyde Beatty Circus #10

Posted By on November 17, 2011

The most important place on any circus is the cook house. Performers and the working men alike would get two square meals a day. Very often when meals were not being served, the cook house would turn into a G Top. Yes, there was always a little extra activity. When circus performers would negotiate with the circus owner, their bargain was always salary, gas and …………COOK HOUSE.

Share