Sunday, May 07, 2017

#4 Rep Shows, Pit Shows


Dennis said...

Must have been tough on the talker to move the tip inside if this was the caliber of attraction 'live and inside'.

Roger Smith said...

Agreed. "The Drunkard" was a famed old-time attraction, but this--?

Joseph Laredo said...

Hey guys, show some respect! This photo was featured in the Pictures to the Editor section of Life magazine in the May 29, 1939 issue. It was taken while Sober Sam was with the Russell Brothers Circus, and this mention was a huge publicity boost for the show. At the time, LIFE was by far the nation's most popular periodical. How many other sideshow attractions accomplished something like THAT for their circuses?
RESPECTFULLY - Joseph Laredo