Sunday, August 31, 2008
Just got back from visiting Jimmy James at the South Bay Hospital, also visiting were Ray Gronso and Gordon Taylor from Georgia.
Posted by Buckles at 8/31/2008 12:12:00 PM
Saturday, August 30, 2008
For some reason the title was changed to Robbins Bros. the year we were with it. In retrospect, it was probably due to the grift.
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2008 06:33:00 AM
My mother with "Babe" and "Christy" two of the four elephants Mac MacDonald had trained for Stevens the winter of 1946-47.
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2008 06:20:00 AM
Bill Woodcock with "Christy", "Carrie", "Babe" and "Shirley".
I might add that on the back of this picture is written: Geneva, NY May 25, 1949.
To Bill Woodcock, best always. J.Myers 129, N. Fulton St., Auburn, NY (a name I am unfamiliar with).
Posted by Buckles at 8/30/2008 06:14:00 AM
Friday, August 29, 2008
Performing elephant on wooden tub, ca 1869-71
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2008 06:46:00 AM
I received this picture some time ago from Richard Reynolds with the following note:
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2008 06:40:00 AM
Good morning, Mr. Woodcock!
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2008 06:04:00 AM
Big news from the aquarium this week. The press indicates this is the only one in a US aquarium - -whether that means first ever or only for the present I do not know. I seem to recall a photo of one in the original Marineland, near St. Augustine, FL. My memory tells me that was in the 1940s when Marineland had the only one of those huge, multi-species oceanic tanks.
Posted by Buckles at 8/29/2008 06:00:00 AM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Good morning Buckles,
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2008 10:45:00 AM
As near as I can determine Fred Alispaw spent his entire career with Sells-Floto starting out as a menagerie hand with the Otto Floto Dog & Pony Show.
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2008 06:56:00 AM
Lucia Zora (Mrs. Alispaw) and "Snyder". This hind leg walk was done down the front track and must have been sensational, particularly if you were in the front row,
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2008 06:27:00 AM
The Floto Show elephants must have been exciting to be around. I think this is the first time I have shown these three aftermath pictures together.
Posted by Buckles at 8/28/2008 06:07:00 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Posted by Buckles at 8/27/2008 05:37:00 PM
From Chris Berry
Posted by Buckles at 8/27/2008 10:11:00 AM