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Circus Photos and Illustrations - Acts, Performers
Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
Acts, Performers, One
Acts, Performers, Two
Acts, Performers, Three
Left: Mayme Ward of the Ward flying act, 1927. Right: Erma Ward of the Flying Wards, 1927. "Photo Memories of the Sells-Floto Circus," Bandwagon, Vol. 31, No. 6 (Nov-Dec), 1987, pp. 26-27.
Antoinette Comeau, John Helliot
Left: Antoinette Comeau in her first season in the circus business, 1927. She became a legendary flyer as Antoinette Concello. Right: John Helliot, lion trainer. "Photo Memories of the Sells-Floto Circus," Bandwagon, Vol. 31, No. 6 (Nov-Dec), 1987, pp 27, 29.
Photos and photo information contributed by Meradith McGee-Hale.
Daniel K. Curtis began his circus career in circa 1907. He was a horse trainer and rider who developed a number of different acts with horses and other animals. Unusual was his taximeter mule act. His wife Edna was elected to the Circus Hall of Fame in 1957. A biography of Dennie Curtis is in the Nov-Dec 2000 issue of Bandwagon.
This may be his taximeter mule. Autographed: "To Captain Bob Ward, A Real Thriller, Dennie Curtis" (Capt. Bob Ward was a daredevil and had a traveling stunt show in the 1930's). On back of photo: Dennie Curtis Attractions, featured for 20 weeks at Lagoon Theatre, Century of Progress 1934, Perm. address, Westmont, IL
Autographed: "To Captain Bob Ward, The One & Only Bob, Dennie Curtis 9/11/36." Photo could be from 1934 based upon the stamp on the back (same as above).
Tom Mix's horse, Tony
Tom Mix's horse, Tony. Photo courtesy of Gregg K. Schrader, Belva V. Schrader collection.
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