"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Happy Birthday Mr. Barnum
Whether he was showing Tom Thumb, Jumbo, Jumbo's skelton and the grieving wife, Alice, Jenny Lind, Chang and Eng, the Feegee mermaid, his Aquarium, or Wax Museum, P. T. Barnum was a showman of colossal character. Happy Birthday Mr. Barnum.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.