Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey has won their lawsuit against animal rights groups.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Another blessed event!

Baby elephant Jamuna Toni cuddles with a zookeeper at Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo December 23, 2009. The 112 kg (247 lbs) female calf was born December 21, 2009 and measured 88 cm
(35 in)
Reported by Reuters news agency.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Big Apple Circus

Here's a real quick look at the Big Apple Circus over the years. This poster is from 1977 - the very first season for the new canvas endeavor.

Big Apple Circus

From 1981.

Big Apple Circus

From 1982.

Big Apple Circus

From 1992.

Big Apple Circus

From 1993.

Big Apple Circus

25 years by Dominque Jando from 2002.

Big Apple Circus

From 2005.

Big Apple Circus

The 2009 Bello returns tour is still in New York City through Jan. 18th. They'll be in Atlanta, GA. February 12-28th then in Washington D.C. March 6-27th.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Circus time

Its time for a few circuses to roll again. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Now, on with the shows! Here a few to get you started this New Year.


Returning to the U.S. from their European tour, the All new Gold Unit opens in Sarasota, FL. Dec. 31st to Jan. 3rd, 2010.


The Blue Unit opens their brand new tour in Tampa, FL. Jan. 6-1oth, 2010.


The Red unit starts their second leg in Miami, Fl. Jan. 8-18th, 2010.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

May your homes be warm, your tables full, and may you have love in your hearts.

Merry Christmas

My work,, I mean his work is done!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a Good Night!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Santa # 1

During the days of Norman Rockwell, and the Circus lithograph artists as well, Coca-Cola used a real artist to create real artwork. Who would have ever known then that these Santas would become American icons today. By the way, the Coca-Cola Museum in downtown Atlanta has an incredible display of the Christmas Santas.

Santa # 2

Santa # 3

Santa # 4

Santa # 5

Santa # 6

Santa # 7

Santa # 8

Santa # 9

Santa #10

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Manhattan Bank

This is a 1 1/4" label pin.

It's beginning to look......

This was a 1 1/4" label pin from 1936.

Christmas 1946

This is a beautiful piece of artwork with the year's calender below. Dad's is still in the basement. If you'll double click it, this will enlarge to show all the great detail in it.

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters

I recieved some Peru , Indiana photos on Friday and that reminded me I had some William Koford photos that Al Conover had distributed. The Corporation's Heyday was over and the destruction was about to begin. What was the worst thing of it all, was the number of circus friends and fans that asked for anything as a souvenior, a wheel, a carving or even a wagon were told NO. Everything was set on fire.

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters

Peru, Indiana Winter Quarters