Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Great Wallace Show for sale!

As found in the Billboard on December 1, 1906 on page 35, although advertised, This particular offer was never allowed to happen. Instead, Ben Wallace bought the Great Carl Hagenbeck show, combined it with his and it hit the road in 1907 as the Great Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus. Carl Hagenbeck was infuriated that his name was being used by someone else and even filed suit in the courts to stop the use of his name. Needless to say, the Hagenbeck-Wallace title is still in use today by the Ringling organization.

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