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!
Michigan State University professor Charles Boas says farewell to his economic geography class before starting new career as circus clown.Location: East Lansing, MI, US Date taken: May 1961 Former college professor turned circus performer, Charles Boas and his family, at their trailer home in winter quarters which they share with a friendly donkey.Location: US Date taken: March 1961 Photographer: Francis Miller
Veteran clown Jimmy O'Donnell reading funny papers to Toby Boas, son of college professor Charles "Onions" Boas.Location: US Date taken: March 1961 Photographer: Francis Miller
Former college professor Charles Boas performing as a circus clown.Location: South Fulton, TN, US Date taken: May 1961 Photographer: Francis Miller
Former college professor Charles Boas performing as circus clown "Onions" launching skunk-carrying rocket from "Cape Clownaveral."Location: Scottsboro, AL, US Date taken: March 1961 Photographer: Francis Miller Doc Boas passed away a year ago last November Photos and Captions from LIFE Magazine
Heres a few pics of the Brandon Circus... Its a family affair as many circuses are in Mexico, theres probably about 150 to 200 one ring family circuses traveling year round in Mexico.The Brandon Circus is opening here on New Years Day for a week stand, I'll send more pics later. Bob