Sunday, June 22, 2008

Eph Thompson # 1

Eph Thompson was a gifted elphant trainer at the turn of the century. He was the boxing partner to the famed Adam Forepaugh elephant John L. Sullivan in 1888. Unfortunately being a Black man, he was not allowed to gain the respect of other trainers at the time so he went to Europe. Here he achived the recognition he so richly deserved for his fabulous training of four huge elephants. This particular ad was placed in Billboard on November 17, 1904 on page 34.

1 comment:

Dick Flint said...

This is a correction for the year this ad appeared in Billboard--it is 1906 and not 1904 but the issue and page is correct.
Dick Flint