Wednesday, April 30, 2008

There were times when a show's needs changed and they had surplus equipment and / or animals to sell. Here we find an ad offering two female Asian elephants for sale. They were bought by William P. Hall in Lancaster, Missouri and then he contracted with the Campbell Bros. Circus less than 10 days later to lease to own. Mr. Hall got Alice back in 1912 when the Campbell show was foreclosed by the bank. Lulu's disposition is unknown after this. This ad was found in Billboard on March 23, 1907.

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