Myme Capell

Posted By on February 18, 2012

This is a photo of Myme and her son Jack Capell.  Jack was the oldest of the Capell brothers.   1921.

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Norma Capell

Posted By on February 18, 2012

Norma Capell was the wife of Bob Capell, the second son of Doc and Myme Capell.  A Bill Green photo 1953.

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Paul Bejano

Posted By on February 18, 2012

Paul Bejano is seen here posing for the camera. Capell Bros Circus 1953. The name Bill Green is on the side of car in the upper right. On the back of this photo is written  “Bill Green will clown in this spot.”

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Gene Mercer #1

Posted By on February 18, 2012

Capell Bros Circus 1953. Gene is in clown drag for walk around.

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Gene Mercer #2

Posted By on February 18, 2012

The photo taken by Bill Green, a circus fan.   Washington, Kansas. 1953

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Eddie Mason

Posted By on February 18, 2012

Doc Capell Circus 1953, Washington, Kansas. The photo was shot by Bill Green, a circus fan.

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The Martell Troupe

Posted By on February 8, 2012

       Thought these performers were part of the Ted Dewayne troupe. It is not Russ Saunders or Paula Bolsems. The throwers, there names are unknown to me. However the fellow on the far right looks like Mel Werkmeister? I did not know Russ or Paula until the late 1950’s. My family and I were doing shows with Ted Dewayne, it was then I met Russ and Paula, they were performing in  Teds teeterboard act. Though out the 50’s and 1960’s we became good friends. 

Please read comment made by Darrell Ferges and Bob Cline. Also a comment by Randy”Chucko” Runyon.

There are some confusing in the comments that were just made. There needs to be more facts or at least another photo. This photo came from the Carson Royal Rocketts collection. The Carson’s worked with this act in the early 1950’s.

NOW I HAVE AN UP DATE, Thanks to Jacob Mayfield. I will be posting photos and info that Jacob sent me.

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John Robinson Circus

Posted By on February 8, 2012

This tiger cage wagon is called “Cottage Cage” because of its decorative design and pictured cage doors. The photo comes from the Bob Cline collection. If anyone has ever seen other circus wagons with this type of design, please let Bob or myself know.

                                                              Thank you.

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Elephant Ride

Posted By on February 8, 2012

Here is a very unique photo and most likely used for publicity for Clyde Beatty. Somebody came up with a good idea of putting the elephant on bull tubs along side the car giving it this great effect. This photo was taken in 1928 and comes from the Bob Cline Collection……….Thanks Bob.

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Cole Bros Circus

Posted By on February 8, 2012

This 1935 ad was collected from a antique book store…just lucky to find it. What makes it so interesting and collectible is that both Clyde Beatty and Allen King were performing on the same bill. Can you imagine two big cat acts.

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