Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ringling Bros. Circus 1894

Scan11145, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

Jimmy Cole sent me this remarkable picture years ago. Looks like it was taken yesterday in Disneyland.
On the horse at left is Edouard Souder, the young African is "Fannie" one of the first two elephants owned by the Ringlings, purchased in 1888 when the show still moved overland.
With the exception of the Lockhart elephants, the Ringling Show never had many tuskers, the young one seen here is "Prince".