Clyde Bros. Circus

[Clyde Bros. Circus]

CLYDE BROS. CIRCUS: A COLLECTION OF 11 BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS with CLYDE BROS. CIRCUS PUBLICITY LETTER.

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A small collection of b/w Clyde Bros. Circus photographs (c1940/50?) comprising of: Two photographs of Elephants ( 125 by 205 mm & 115 by 190 mm) The smaller of the two with printed and handwritten text to back. The printed text, ‘ Kitchener Waterloo Record Photograph, Okla City’ crossed through. Handwritten note to Color Craft posters to provide 100 copies; One ‘Circus Hall of Fame’ Photograph (205 by 255 mm), showing Clyde Bros baby elephants. On the back is a ‘tipped on’ printed slip giving brief details of the photograph; One Photograph of performing seals (205 by 255 mm). Handwritten inscription on back, ‘ 7 Wilson’s Seals’; Two photographs of performing Lions. One photo looks older than the other. One with a caption ‘Captain Osa Barada’. The other older looking photo with handwritten inscription on back ‘ #3 Capt Osa Barrada; Five photographs of Chimps (255 by 205 mm) one of which is in landscape. Two of the photo’s have captions ‘ Semon’s Chimps’. Individual Inscriptions on the back of each of the other 3 photo’s. Two with ‘#9 Semonte’s Chimps’ and a part red printed label, ‘Standard Engraving & Co. One with, 100 – 8 x 10, Semonte Chimps Clyde Bros Circus, and printed ‘Photo by Tracy O’Neal Commercial Photographer….Atlantia, Georgia. Also included is a Typed Clyde Bros. Circus Publicity letter. Header in red and blue printing with a clown illustration. All in very good condition. There are a few crease marks to the tips of a few of the photos, and one with a small light crease mark across the top corner. A nice collection of American circus photo’s.

Note
In 1943 Howard W. Suesz (1901-1981), started the Clyde. Bros. Circus. Suesz had purchased the equipment left from the Gandini's Circus, which had folded during the "Great Depression" of the thirties. The circus was set up as an indoor circus, showing in arenas, ball parks and stadiums. The circus toured through the United States, Canada and Mexico. In 1976 the Clyde Bros. Circus was purchased by the "Carden & Johnson International Circus" which operated the circus until 1998

£125

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