Friday, April 28, 2017

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Walter McClain said to be he best Elephant Man the Show ever had.

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Eddie Allen putting together "The Changing Of The Guard".
I was told that a Caterpiller drug those tubs down the track into position and on bad lots were left out completely to nobody's disappointment.

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Fred C. Logan.

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Robert Jones training baby elephants for the "Mamas In The Park Number".

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Hugo Schmitt.

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Fred C. Logan.

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Not a bad movie but to be authentic the lyrics should have been "Pop Corn and Bug Juice Underneath The Big Top.......

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Arky patiently explaining to Miss Hutton what a "Trunk Carry" was

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,,,,,the end result!

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RB Brass standing before one of Mr. Concello's newly built seat wagons.

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Hugo Schmitt and "Minyak" join the Cast and Company.

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Rex Williams with a Cristiani team during a TV taping.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

#1 More Elephants

Don't know the lady's name but the elephant is "Lucy" with Seils Sterling Circus in the 1930's.
I'll ask my wife to make a comment since she remembers "Lucy" years later with the Dailey Bros. Circus.

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Mighty Haag elephants "Fritzi" and "Mitzi" under the direction of Corine Smith.

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This is my father unloading Jimmy Hamiter's elephant "Vera" at McCook, Nebr. in 1936 my second year in Show Biz.
At left is Circus Historian Joe Fleming's father.

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Looks like the Banner Man had a pretty good day.

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Milt Herriott and Al Linderman with "Billy Sunday".

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.....the ever alert elephant trainer!

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I remember an elephant man named Alonzo Dever who had Cauliflower Ears from doing this stunt!
What one does for ones Art Form.

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Hunt Bros. Circus.

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Russell Bros. "Margaret", "Rubber", "Sadie" and "Elsie".
The elephants not the ladies.

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Clown is Franklin Silverlake.

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