"There's no Business like Show Business". This is an opportunity to share and present Circus History with others.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
This old Gentry Bros. Calliope was photographed in 1930 at the Christy Bros. Winter Quarters. The lion head at the top from this calliope or the one below is the central carving on the third Terrell Jacobs cage.
I performed from 1973 to 1995 with a couple years off in between. I did an aerial cradle act for three years, low wire as a clown, trained llamas, ponies, then lions and tigers for 15 years. I am now a firefighter, a member of the Circus Historical Society and an author of several circus and carnival related subjects.