Sunday, May 25, 2008

Al G. Barnes in the beginning.

The Al G. Barnes Circus was a three, four, and eventually five ring circus featuring the greatest animal acts of all times over the years. Here we find a part of the Al G. Barnes Circus that really isn't talked about that much. This is the beginnings of his fabled career where he has a Dog & Pony show out of New Jersey. We will all remember years later his quarters in Baldwin Park, Ca., carrying Tusko and Black Diamond the two huge male elephants, Mabel Stark, Louis Roth, Walter McClain, and the list goes on and on. This ad was placed in Billboard on October 1, 1904 as found on page 25.

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