Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Does Anyone Know What Cage Wagon This Is?


Anonymous said...

It is the Barnum & Bailey Tableau Den and is located in the Circus World Museum collection in Baraboo, WI. It's the only known survivor of a set of 6 that were built around 1915. Thought to have been built by the Geo. Marx firm in Brooklyn, NY they featured posts in the corners with scrolls and paintings with cage bars on one side only. Seen here with a painted scroll on the skyboard, when built new this also had carvings affixed to it.

Wade G. Burck said...

Thank you. Was this the original paint scheme? It sure looks classy. Not the normal "gaudy" that we see on wagons.