Monday, May 11, 2020



Roger Smith said...

Notice the dour faces in this one and #3. Maybe we can understand. Circusing was tougher then than we might realize, especially with the wagon shows, and smiles were at a premium.

Don said...

A circus musician was expected to play the parade, then a formal center ring concert prior to the performance, then to play non-stop for a three hour show and then to do it again for the night show. All that under all weather conditions under the big top. There wasn't a lot of free time, so taking time out to pose for a formal portrait was probably not high on their list of things to do.

Don Covington

Tony Greiner said...

You forgot they played the Wild West aftershow. And they might have also been the side-show band.