Thursday, January 03, 2008

Barnum & Bailey in Europe #6

Scan000010663, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

Center ring act being presented by William "Elephant Bill" Newman.
He first appears in the "P.T. Barnum's New and Greatest Show on Earth" Route Book in 1877:
Page 6- Felix MacDonald, Supt. of Menagerie and elephants
Wm. Newman and Chas. Schule............Elephant Drivers

No further record after the European Tour.


FRED NEILL said...

Was he centre ring? In UK the baby elephants usually were because of their "aaahh" factor