Friday, April 11, 2008

George Denman #4

Scan000011070, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

These are the combined Ringling and Barnum elephant herds at the shows quarters in Bridgeport about 1920 showing the 36 elephants taken on tour.
Denman can be seen standing between rows two and three with hands on hips.
It appears that they marched the herd through the neighborhood on the days the weather permitted.


Anonymous said...

It looks like a very homogeneous herd, few males, mostly females of moderate size. Would this have been a relatively "easy" herd to manage, as compared to some others on tour? If yes, was that a RBBB objective, to have a readily manageable herd?

Buckles said...

Everyone wants a manageable herd, having the means, the Ringling Show, then and now can leave problem elephants at home.
Looking at picture #5 I wondered how you would manage to encompass the herd with people carrying crime scene tape today.

Wade G. Burck said...

I would imagine setting the tables right for the elephant banquet would be a greater logistical nightmare.
Wade Burck