Friday, January 18, 2008

Jim Cole pictures #4

scan0016, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

"Elephants are "Wallace Jennie", "Una", "Bunny", "Lelabardi" and "Burma".
John Herriott had been on this show the two previous seasons and knew them well.
"Una" (named after KY Seagraves daughter) had been raised on the show from 1957 but due to a crippled front leg was never trained for the ring but did pull a small float in spec.
Baptiste Schreiber brought two elephants to RBBB from Europe in 1950 that did a teeter-board number. The one that struck the board, "Manula", died at the end of the season, leaving the catcher "Lelabardi' expendable so off she went to the Mills Show in 1951 where Hugo Schmitt awaited."



Anonymous said...

I think her name was Baptista Schreiber, Baptiste S. Schreiber (1856-89, born in Belgium) was her father.

Dan Koehl

Anonymous said...

look how respectful the patrons are by not trying to pet the elephants,these days you could have a double fence ,one electric and they still would get in!!!!!!!! Tim Commerford