Wednesday, December 4, 2013

John Robinson--Harry Philadelphia

Note the beautiful twisted willow whip.  Becoming as rare as the Hope diamond......................

Business Card

Noting the whip, Mr. Philadelphia must have also presented a liberty act.  Why have we never heard much spoken about Harry Philadelphia?  Does anyone have any insight into the man?


Anonymous said...

Wade: Do you know anything about Ivan M. Henry who was with the Great London Circus and claims to have had a white tiger cub in 1975? Sincerely Paul

Bob Cline said...

Joanne Joys book the "Wild Animal Trainer in America" mentions a William Philadelphia that worked for Carl Hagenbeck but there is no mention of a Harry Philadelphia anywhere. This is the first time I have heard of this man's name.