Friday, March 24, 2017

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Charles Sparks.

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Winter Quarters in Macon, Ga.
Fascinated with that looping strap beneath the elephant's chin, I'd think it would be something the she would piddle with.....the stockings on her legs indicate she had recently stood in a tub of neatsfoot oil for a brief time to soften the nails for trimming.

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Louis Reed in the background.

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As youngsters both Rex Williams and Robert "Smokey" Jones first job with a circus (Dailey Bros.) was under the tutelage of Mr. Reed and over the years regaled me with many Louis E. Reed stories.
Smokey once remarked "I'm sure the "E" stood for "Elephant"!


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1928.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017