Ringliing Bros 1897

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A double open sided lion cage wagon.

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Ringling Bros 1914

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I am extremely happy that I was able to save this negative for a positive photo. Ringling Bros Egypt Tableau.

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Ringling Bros 1916

Posted By on November 5, 2012

The notes on this tableau say  “1916 elaborate cage wagon”. However the painting on the side of this tableau when blown up looks to be of three pyramids?

Great information on this cage wagon. Thanks Bob.

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Ringling Bros 1910

Posted By on November 5, 2012

Two teams of ponies pulling what look like clam shell tableaus.

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Hagenbeck & Wallace Circus

Posted By on November 5, 2012

These wagons were also at Jungleland. I also know that there were a few Al G. Barnes cage wagons along with 10 or 12 cargo wagons there. The cargo wagons as I remember had no names on them and their origin is not known to me. I do remember that there was a grass fire that started at the bone yard which did consume some of the older wagons. I believe the fire took place late 1952 or very early 1953. The above photo where these three wagons are stored is near the old butcher house. Thoughout the years Mr. Goebel sold many of his circus wagons. My friend Randy Runyon is helping me to research where and how many circus wagons are still in southern Calif. We known for a fact that many of the motion picture studios own numerous circus wagons. Randy will be paying a visit to the different studios to take photos and hopefully ID them.

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Hagenbeck & Wallace Circus

Posted By on November 5, 2012

This is one of many animal cage wagons that I saw at Louie Goebel’s winter quarter at Jungleland, Thousand Oaks, Calif in 1952 and 1953. There were also several cargo wagons.

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Cole Bros Circus

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Thanks Mike for the poster print.

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Cole Bros Elephants

Posted By on November 5, 2012

Los Angelas , Calif. 1948?

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Ringling Bros

Posted By on November 2, 2012

Ringling’s steam calliope. This photo shot during the show’s parade, 1908. I can’t help but notice the excitement on the faces of the two young women.

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Ringling Bros 1901

Posted By on November 2, 2012

A great photo of draft horses unloading cargo wagons from the flat cars.  The horses’ harnesses are attached to a  hook rope at the left front of the wagon to a steel mud ring and pulled forward down the flat bed rails. To keep them in a slow tow there  was a safety block and falls fastened to the back of wagon.The man above in front of wagon holds the tongue straight for the decline. This is a very difficult and dangerous job for him keeping the front wheels straight. Once on the ground a  teamster would hook up the wagon with horses and head off to the the lot.

Thanks Bob for your kind comment.

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