Friday, February 22, 2013

William P. Hall story

( This is Wm. P. Hall, his wife Sadie and his two daughters, Sidney and Wilma. The photo is courtesy of the Schuyler County Historical Society in lancaster, MO. ) 

I have had the tremndous pleasure to meet a young lady named Lauren Kramer who lives in Lancaster, MO. Lauren is a middle school student who took her History Day project and created a website to honor Wm. P. Hall, the "Horse King of the World"

I think she did a fantastic job. maybe you'll agree! Go to her site and enjoy her enthusiasm.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Orchestmelachor # 1

This is the back of the # 6 showing below that was produced for the Circus World Museum. It gives a brief history of this fine and enduring wagon.

Orchestmelachor # 2

This is a grand photo in the Conover photo collection that shows what the Orchestmelachor wagon looked like when it was originally crafted.

Orchestmelachor # 3

This P.M. McClintock photo captured the Orchestmelachor wagon on the Chrusty Bros. Circus in 1925 while in Butte, Montana.

Orchestmelachor # 4

Here's the Orchestmelachor wagon coming off of the runs on the Ken Maynard Wild West show in Van Nuys, CA. on May 2, 1936.

Orchestmelachor # 5

This photo was taken in 1953 at the Bradley and Kaye Kiddieland out near Los Angeles, CA.

Orchestmelachor # 6

Restored to its finest once again, this grand wagon now calls the Circus World Museum, home!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Same Design - Different Poster # 1

Here is a good example of how an artist's work was used over and over again with a slight change to make the poster a little bit different each time.

Same Design - Different Poster # 2

The same tiger in a different look with a different title.

Same Design - Different Poster # 3

This is a real beauty on the red background.

Same Design - Different Poster # 4

This design was used on their program covers as well as the poster.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

The Conover Collection

You've heard about and you may have seen some of it before!

The Richard and Albert Conover Photographic Collection!

The Circus Historical Society, Inc. has been given the Richard and Albert Conover collection to preserve digitally, and to share with the world again. Al Conover had a sales list with over 100 pages offering sets of photos from the Conovers, Dyer Reynolds, Wm. Koford, Marion Organ, Col. Sturdevent, Harry Simpson, Kenneth Whipple, George Graf, George Hubler, Robert Danner and others.

I'll be offering many of these sets for sale again as photographic prints. They haven't been available to the Public in nearly 20 years. You can fine them on my website at I can offer you the best price there. I have them starting to list on eBay but the price will be higher to offset the eBay fees. I'll also be placing ads in the Circus magazines in the very near future.

EVERY set that is sold is equally split between the Conover family and the Circus Historical Society. I won't keep a cent of these sales.

I'll be steadily adding sets on my website so check back often.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

We're Back online!

I have no idea what all happened last night but the server is working again and my website is on-line again.

I'm glad I'm not in "Those" meetings today! Whew!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Untimely complications

Well, today has became a nightmare from I don't know where. It seems that my website host, Bluehost, has crashed. MY website and gosh knows how many others are all off line right now. We can't even get to the BlueHost Login page right now. I think I'll just go to bed!