Here are three photos of the Ringling menagerie in 1941 and 1949. They will illustrate the comments made by Bob Sabia and Richard Reynolds concerning the difference of the menagerie decor for these years.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2007 06:33:00 AM
Written on the back:
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2007 06:23:00 AM
Written on the back:
The big elephant is "Feida" and the punk is either "Dorothy" or "Elizabeth". The James M. Cole Circus having closed the previous year, this was now an independent elephant act. Buckles
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2007 06:13:00 AM
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2007 06:04:00 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Lucio Cristiani on Rudy Bros. Circus in 1973. This is a great picture from an unidentified photographer. Lucio passed away in 1992, however his lovely wife Gilda is living in Sarasota. Their two son's Tino and Armando and their children are still out on the road performing separately. There are feature articles about both of these families in the new CFA website: www.circus4youth.org
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2007 01:49:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2007 06:28:00 AM
Hi Gary, this is obviously the same picture as yours above.
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2007 06:23:00 AM
"Shannon" and family have been on vacation for over a week now, visiting his inlaws up in Kentucky. On the way he visited his buddy Randy Peterson in Memphis who is in charge of the three C&B elephants with Universoul. They should be back any time since Pat and Ryan have to be in school Monday.
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2007 05:52:00 AM
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2007 05:32:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2007 07:26:00 AM
Here is the postcard I mentioned earlier this week. I am also including a few from Frank Bostock's 1904 book.
"This picture corresponds with an earlier unidentified picture I submitted and all I can say is, I'm glad I never had to carry a prop like that from town to town. Joey, my eMail address is: email@example.com."
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2007 05:58:00 AM
I ran these last 4 pictures several years ago to considerable response.
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2007 05:50:00 AM
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2007 06:07:00 AM
Monday, August 27, 2007
History tells us that 1948 was the last season the Ringling Show made money under canvas. Art Concello was already starting to trim things down.
Posted by Buckles at 8/27/2007 06:33:00 AM