Ringling_Barnum_5_HERDS_OF_PERFORMING_ELEPHANTS_(1938)_One_Sheet_Flat_, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
From: Chris Berry
Friday, July 31, 2009
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 11:54:00 AM
Working his way through college on his summer vacation is Tyler Herriott Koch at the outside Program Booth. Tyler is the third generation of the American Circus dynasty to be associated with The Greatest Show on Earth. His mother, Heidi, and sister, Cassidy, attend the mini-menagerie supplied by The Commerfords. Heidi and Cassidy answer constant questions from the city-bound New Yorkers. This interaction is very popular with the families. A mini donkey was born while in Coney Island and has been named, "Cyclone" in honor of the famous roller coaster.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 06:12:00 AM
Inside the marquee, the bar on the left, then the concessions, then the entry to the Big Show. On the opposite side is the Animal Open House entry and the Beer Garden. The display case/circus wagon has several circus hats/headpieces from the "Hollywood" era of the Greatest Show on Earth. Well done and you know you are at the circus.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 06:07:00 AM
RBBB Big Top Bar, note the menu on top. Beer and wine, $6.00 each. Years ago the blue room was hidden out back and now it is brought to the front, classed and flashed up to serve the carriage trade. Dad gets a Heineken, Mom gets a Chardonnay, Brother gets a sno cone, Sis gets a candy floss. Everybody is happy.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 06:02:00 AM
Massive air conditioning units keep pumping cool air inside the big top on a hot and humid day by the boardwalk. The inside was as comfortable as being in a theater.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 05:57:00 AM
Mike Rice and Louie Del Moral visiting from Cole Brothers with Ramon Esqueda at the Animal Open House at Ringling in Coney Island. The entire performing area and backyard was black-topped just for the circus. The industrial fencing's look is softened with colorful banners that are "themed" which adds color and creates an appealing atmosphere.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 05:56:00 AM
The Porta Crappas are cleverly hidden with fencing and signage. Just beyond is a stand with bottled water, soda, beer, ice cream, et cetera.
Posted by Buckles at 7/31/2009 05:53:00 AM
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Buckles, Who was Prince El Kigordo, the lion tamer?
Posted by Buckles at 7/30/2009 01:46:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Posted by Buckles at 7/29/2009 05:54:00 AM
Carmen Rosales, performer, Zerbini Circus, 2009 (2), originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
Fiaviola Rojas and Maria Cruz, Zerbini Circus, Concessionaires, 2009, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
Owens, Ossy and Oswald Sanchez, Zerbini Circus, 2009, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
Melody Rimirez, ringmistress, Zerbini Circus, 2009 (2), originally uploaded by bucklesw1.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Following the posting of the Ringling-Barnum 1919 "Clown Two-Sheet" - Ole Whitey suggested that I post a photo of a similar bill used by Sells-Floto about a decade later. Today we would probably call this a "knock off" - but this litho, produced by Illinois Litho and Central Printing was clearly based on the earlier, more detailed, Strobridge design, and used by Sells-Floto in the early 30s (after the American Circus Corp was purchased by John Ringling
Posted by Buckles at 7/28/2009 12:28:00 PM
Posted by Buckles at 7/28/2009 10:21:00 AM
This has been in the family for as long as I can remember. It came as a gift to my dad from the man who send the John Pawling route card above "Sunburst" Charlie Lockier".
Posted by Buckles at 7/28/2009 06:05:00 AM