"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Five Graces Bandwagon
This is the original configuration of the Five Graces bandwagon. Built in 1878 by the Fielding shops in New York for the Adam Forepaugh Show, this amazing photo was taken Sept. 9, 1879 in Northfield, Vermont. The globe telescoped into the wagon for transportation purposes.
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.