Thursday, July 28, 2005

Al G. Barnes & Sells-Floto Circus 1938/ Los Angeles

Fortunately the last wagons to be spotted were the cages, they were the lightest and by the time they were brought in the roadway was a mess.
This particular lot was in La Brea. Nuf Ced.

By the way, when I was in Peru last weekend I received wonderful news that the Sells-Floto
and Hagenbeck-Wallace logos have been replaced with Ken & Nicole. It has long been a sore spot among fans to have these two grand old titles affiliated with a concession company and a prop shop.


Jaybo said...

The RBBB circus during the 1930's in Los Angeles was the best. People don't realize how much work it takes to put together a circus and move from town to town. This is a great picture showing the hard work days before the circus actually starts.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord...If only you can warm Ken's heart and release the Hagenbeck-Wallace title from Babylonia Captivity in time for a 100th anniversary, all will forgiven

Wendy said...

Those elephants look in terrible shape. You have to feel somewhat guilty. Animals are living creatures too.

Brent the zoo keeper said...


The circus is for entertainment. If you want to see what animals can do go the zoo. A place were animals do not have to be chained foot to foot

Ben Trumble said...

Brent. Did you go through a bio-park program? Did you attend elephant school? Belong to E.M.A.? Liberationists have no love of zoos anymore than they like circuses.

greg said...

how do you guys know they are in terrible shape? you don't

elephants can push and pull more then their weight.