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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Five Graces Bandwagon
This is a P.M. McClintock photo labeled as the 1890s which puts it on the Adam Forepaugh and Sells Bros. Circus if its after 1895 or just the Adam Forepaugh show if its before 1895. Note the baggage wagon wheels. There weren't any decorated sunburst wheels being used. This is a good photo in that it shows the inside painted white with the gold carved statues.
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.