Saturday, July 27, 2019



Chic Silber said...

Anna May on the ball under the

tutelage of Babe & William Sr

Sadie & Lydia waiting patiently

Roger Smith said...

CHIC will have better skinny than me, but several times I read this ball was formed from those individual pieces cut and welded to make a perfect sphere. I think Oscar Cristiani had either this one at one time, or one made like it. One history in an old circus rag claimed one was made by Wayne Sanguin, up in Hugo. It would be interesting to know how many there were, as we all know choice props like this develop a history of transition, intended or otherwise.

Chic Silber said...

I believe this was the

original Sanguin ball

He made several others

Roger Smith said...

When Terrell Jacobs famed "Sheba" lion died, Jacobs wanted something of a formal funeral. Sheba was laid out in an big oval watering trough, with a lid on it that looked like one you'd peel back from a sardine can. Col. Woodcock, Sr., remarked it was likely "something Wayne Sanguin whomped up".