Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trilby--Sells-Floto Circus 1922


Why does this look like the inside of a building, in 1922?  I thought Irvin Feld was the first to go in buildings, or Ringling a few years before Feld purchased it, as some would suggest.

7 comments:

Ryan Easley said...

What do you mean as some would suggest? Did the tent show not close in 1956 and the elephant herd downsized in 1958, a decade before Feld's purchase?

Wade G. Burck said...

Radar,
Wasn't Feld booking building for the show at that time?

Wade

Bob Cline said...

Building shows are nothing new. Ringling used to open at the turn of the century in Tattersall's in Chicago. Campbell Bros. opened in the Kansas City Convention Hall in 1909. Of Course, Barnum and Bailey played Madison Square Garden and there are more instances to be found. These three are just off the top of my head.
Bob

Ryan Easley said...

I guess, but even so, why would he be credited? He wasn't the one poised to lose everything should the venture have failed.

Wade G. Burck said...

Radar,
But he was the poised to purchase it. It couldn't fail, the American public was ready for modern comfort.

Wade Burck

Bob Connor said...

I beieve Sells-Floto opened in the Chicago Colesium in the early 20s

GaryHill said...

That sure looks like The Will Rogers Coliseum in Ft Worth? Could that be a Shrine date? Or Rodeo dates??