Tuesday, September 12, 2017

#1 Elephant Acts

Percy Phillips.

2 comments:

Think Thought said...

I'm trying to research Pinkey Barnes AKA Bernard R. Baranoski or Captain Baranoski, equestrian director of the Al G. Kelly & Miller Circus in the 40's and 50's. I believed he stopped performing in 1956. I have many pictures of him with performing horses up on there back legs from that era just like the poster that the circus made in the 1960's. I noticed you have posted many photographs of the Al G. Kelly & Miller from that era. Please look at the this link and let me know if you know anything about the images that you could share.
https://www.pinkeybarnes.com/new-blog/
thank you,
Rob Craigie

Roger Smith said...

This photo was (is) in the Hagenbeck catalog of available acts, which BUCKLES has run before, and all of them were inspiring examples of exquisite animal training. I've had to realize I was born many decades too late.