Tuesday, August 01, 2017

#6 Europe

Photo titled "Jean, Franz and Helene".

7 comments:

Robert Good said...

Pretty sure these are members of the Althoff family. Google Adolph Althhoff for more info on this well known family in Europe.

Chic Silber said...


Could this be the Franz

who came to Ringling to

assume the horse & tiger

act his father trained

He was Carola's nephew

Chic Silber said...


Or it might have been

Adolph & Carola's brother

Chic Silber said...


On 2nd glance likely

to be the older one

Mr.Lee said...

Adolph was also Jacki Althoffs given name. Have not heard from him or his wife Elke for many years now.. last I knew they were in China with a tent biz.

Chic Silber said...


Was Jackie younger Franz's brother

The name Adolph was the center line

of about 5 generations of Althoffs

It was Franz's father Adolph that

brought the Tiger & Horse to RBBB

Where did Jackie's bears come from

Ronny Lorch said...

This is Adolph's and Carola's older brother Franz Althoff. The movie Circus World was filmed in his circus. He is pictures with his sisters. Jean (Jeanette) on the left is Henry Schroer's mother