Saturday, May 31, 2008
Posted by Buckles at 5/31/2008 07:11:00 AM
Friday, May 30, 2008
"This is Tommy Henry of whom both Gary Henry and Raul Garcia suggested. Seen here surrounded by David Polk, myself, Shannon and Tom Haffner at the Meadowlands in 1994. (Photo by Paul Gutheil)
Posted by Buckles at 5/30/2008 06:02:00 AM
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Or do you mean this fellow? I can remember the names of the animals "Pasha", "Targa", "Window" and "Max" but at a loss as to the man's name. Stash?
The dog wandered into winter quarters and hung around the elephants so they locked him in the bunk house while they practiced the elephants. Suddenly he came running into the ring, he had jumped completely thru the window shattering glass everywhere. Hence the name.
Hugo decided to put him in this mixed act and he sat in a basket that "Targa" carried in her mouth. At one time he had a second dog, a small terrier that rode on "Targa's" head and would grab the cloth headpiece and shake it like it like a rag doll from time to time. Her name was "Flea".
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 11:40:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 02:26:00 PM
Buckles, here some extra photos of some fine gentlemen that have been
"Now in the Golden Years of life with so little time left, I have managed to squander 10 precious minutes by not noticing that Mr. Gardner is partially obstructing the view and "Barney" does indeed have a full brace of ivory. So like the Wizard of Oz, I now command everyone to ignore the the story above!"
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 06:59:00 AM
Sig Sautelle, July 8, 1913
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 06:26:00 AM
Maybe you Circus World people can identify these elephant guys.
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 06:02:00 AM
In June 1999, Cyndi Gamble and her business partner, Craig Wagner, were at the Georgia Renaissance Festival south of Atlanta with their "The Great Cats of the World Show." It was based at their Center for Endangered Cats located in Minnesota just north of the Twin Cities. The Center was said to have been in operation since about 1994.
Posted by Buckles at 5/29/2008 05:55:00 AM
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Hi Buckles, this is Richard Chipperfield from England sending some photos we took while in Germany last week visiting Martin Lacey on Krone. The photo of me with Martin and the two Zapashny Brothers from Moscow together with Mr Urs Pilz.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2008 03:41:00 PM
Mr. Maynard at right (check book in hand) is now the proud owner of a circus. Once loaded it will be California bound.
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2008 06:53:00 AM
The Christy elephants were not included in the sale, this one is "Daisy" I remember her well from my early days in Hugo.
1903-16 Gollmar Bros. Circus......1917 Gollmar-Patterson Circus......1918 James Patterson......1924-30 Christy Bros. Circus......1931-40 Leased by Christy to various shows (1931 Barnett Bros.) (1932 Lee Bros. Circus) (1933 Harrington Nickel Plate) (1935 Harley-Sadler Circus) (1938 Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus- Howard Y. Bary)......1939-40 Christy Independent Elephant Act....Sold to Claude and Pauline Webb in 1941.
1941-43 Russell Bros. Circus......1944 Clyde Beatty-Russell Bros.......1945 Russell Bros. Pan Pacific......1946-49 Al G. Kelly & Miller Bros......1950-53 Cole & Walters Circus......1954-55 Famous Cole Circus......1955 Sold to Gran Circo Union (Mexico)
Posted by Buckles at 5/28/2008 06:48:00 AM
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In response to the comment below from Anonymous, I have returned this picture to it's original state, possibly shedding a little more light on the subject.
Posted by Buckles at 5/27/2008 09:33:00 AM
No doubt the most travelled elephant man I know of. For some reason, never stayed any place too long but his credentials were impressive.
Posted by Buckles at 5/27/2008 07:04:00 AM
Gollmar Bros. Circus 1922.
Incidently, Gee Gee Engesser might be interested to know that included among the young elephants is "Mary" later of Schell Bros. Circus fame 1928-35.
Posted by Buckles at 5/27/2008 06:48:00 AM