Saturday, June 2, 2012

Masterpieces On A Smaller Scale

Who built this circus, which used to be housed at the old Ringling Museum?

1 comment:

Richard Reynolds said...

It was built by the late George H. Barlow III of Binghamton, NY. It was there when I visited in 1953-54-55 (all three of those years as recall). Barlow was wealthy and a well-connected fan. He traveled to Sarasota in the early years of RBBB’s tenure there. He knew a lot of the old staffers on the Big One and had access to a lot of insider information. I had several very informative conversations with him in the 1970s.
For more on Barlow and his model circus see - - -