Sunday, June 04, 2006

Haag Bros. Circus 1937-39 #2


There was a time when circuses carried elaborate parade floats until someone figured out that a box-like Tableau would be better since it would look terrific in parade as well as carry circus equipment when loaded on the train.
With this thought in mind, we see the pole wagon converted into a band wagon.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super paint jobs on those trucks. I bet it was woe to any on the crew who leaned a pole against the side. Imagine what that sign painting would cost today.

Mr. Lee said...

Mornin' Buckles, did this show have anything to do with Buster and Helen Haag?? Didn't know if you knew who they were, They had all kinds of animals back when..

Buckles said...

I knew Buster and Helen well. This show is where they may have met since she was Harry Haag's sister and Buster was an employee of the show.

Mr. Lee said...

Thanks buckles, I was sure you knew them,, We've got several photos of them on the wall of the gibtown club

Buckles said...

Actually it was Buster and Helen Hayes but they always used the Haag name from the old "Mighty" show.

24-HOUR-MAN said...

Buster must have been from Tennessee, because he had a saying for everything, If a producer was cheap, he was, "Tighter Than Bark On A Tree", if someone took an offer too quick, "He Jumped On That Like A Hound Dog On A Ham Bone". And he could stir S--T in the backyard with the best of them. I remember on the Orin Davenport Dates he drove Clown Bill Alcott nuts hiding his stilts just before spec.