Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ringling Bros.--Year Unknown

1 comment:

Richard Reynolds said...

RBBB 1943. That year the show's spec was a faux street parade.

They did not carry the menagerie that year. Why? because they had to trim the size of the show in order to get permission from the ODT (Office of Defense Transportaton) to move over the rails. WWII was then in full fury and the rail system was taxed to the maximum.

So, they carried a dozen or so cages, kept them in the backyard, and used them in the "parade" around the big top. Several elephant teams were used as shown here - - also some horse teams as well.