Sunday, May 24, 2015

1952 Kelly-Miller #1


This picture off the Internet a few days ago.
Seventeen years of age and I'm forced to admit an uncommonly fine fellow.

1952 Kelly-Miller #2



Another picture taken the same year.
Looks like a windy day, banners at half mast.

1952 Kelly-Miller #3



Side Show Mgr. Mel Lewis.

1952 Kelly-Miller #4



"Margaret " backing out of the truck ready to go to work.

1952 Kelly-Miller #5


"Dixie" and "Myrtle" former Christy Show elephants.

1952 Kelly-Miller #6


1952 Kelly-Miller #7


1952 Kelly-Miller #8



Red Smith and "Hattie".

1952 Kelly-Miller #9


1952 Kelly-Miller #10



My father wrote on the back of this picture:

Bob King, Johnny Vogelsang, Clarence Shanks, Otto Scheiman, Chalmer Condon, Art Cooksey and George Graff.
Taken at Peru, Ind. 1952.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


From Paul Gutheil #1



>>>>>>>SOMEHOW I LEFT OUT A PHOTO (2) OF ANGELA WHO RETIRED HER
SUPERLATIVE SINGLE TRAPEZE ACT AFTER 33 YEARS OF STELLAR PERFORMANCES
THIS PAST SUNDAY AT THE 5:30 PERFORMANCE.

ANGELA PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

From Paul Gutheil #2



Baby Pix #1 (From Dave Price)


Baby Pix #2


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From Dave Price


To Jim Alexander #1



This is the picture you mentioned and I never could connect Ira Watts with this big fish.
"Goliath" toured with both RBBB and Sells-Floto in the early 1930's so it had to be during that time frame.

To Jim Alexander #2


Grandson Patrick



Last week's Film Academy Awards for Spoto High School. His teacher said "We expect big things from Patrick in the future"

Early 1950's K-M #1


Early 1950's K-M #2



Deacon and Davie MacIntosh's shop truck at the scene of a mishap.
The Highway Patrol would call for a wrecker but usually before it arrived the situation was under control.

Early 1950's K-M #3



Not much laying out to do with a push pole big top.
They simply pulled the canvas off the back spool then the front, spread it out, lace them together, toss out the ropes, drive a stake at the end of each, tie it off and call for an elephant.

Early 1950's K-M #4



As you can see the center poles remained right where the elephant left them
No grandstand, blues all the way around but you had to pay more for the front side seats, soft pine.