Saturday, July 15, 2017

#1 Equestrians

Loyal Repinski Troupe.

7 comments:

Chic Silber said...


In his late retirement years

Giustino (Gus) Loyal helped

to train kids at Sailor Circus

I believe he died in 1999

Chic Silber said...


There were so many inter

family marriages among

French & Italian circus

families that a scorecard

would be a very thick book

Loyals & Repenskys included

Roger Smith said...

Tho he is not pictured here, Joe Galasso eventually rode with this act.

Robert Good said...

Joe Galasso and his wife are pictured in Chappie's Performing Horses with the Repenski Troup. My Dad took the pic in Allentown in the 1940's. That book is a classic.

Bob Good

Chic Silber said...


Joe married into the family

On one side or the other

We met Joe when he came on

Beatty with his 1 finger

Joe & his son Tripoli were

excellent show painters

Tripoli became the charge

artist for Theo Zacchini's

machine shop in Sarasota

when they were building

Side Show trailer trucks

painting great pictorials

Both very nice folks

Chic Silber said...


Theo's old tremendous shop

is now a boat storage yard

4pawfan said...

I think this photo may have been taken on Cole in 1945 as Gus is on the left, but Alfonso and some of the other sisters are not in it either? I did not know Gus and Alfonso both passed away in 1999. Alfonso was 86.