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!

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Monday, February 28, 2011

FROM THE PAST---

A lion tamer at Bertram Mills Touring Circus, Ascot. This photograph is from the Daily Herald Archive, held at the National Media Museum, UK. It is a collection of over three million press photographs, dating from c.1911-1970.

Wirths' Circus, 1941. Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales

Jack Barrett [i.e., Barnett], Barnum's. Between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915. Photo shows Jack W.C. Barnett (right) who was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey circus. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).


Elephant loading the train. Sydney, ca. 1932. Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.

Wirth Circus Parade (Lord Mayor's Fund), 1941. Sam Hood. From the collection of the State Library of New South Wales.




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