Dick.... thanks for the plug, just got back from a tour in Mexico City, amongst the many things we went to see was the Murals of Diego Rivera (A famous Mexican Muralist), and in his Mural of " A Summers dream in Alameda Park" he pays tribute to balloon peddlers & Pin wheel vendors. check the photos, this was painted about 1935. Also we saw a girl with an Organ Grinder, theres still a few around but are slowly disappearing as they cant find replacement parts for the organs. Bob PS. Mexico City has a population of 21 million now plus a floating population of about 3 million, that is people who come in and leave every day, as a result there are a few small circuses that play around the fringes of the city all year long.
THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!