Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ringling Bros. 1954

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The African elephant at top was Emily.

The elephants leaving the Big Top in the middle picture led the payoff float.

That's Anne Mace again I think riding the elephant after finale. The finale that year was "U.N." hence the blue. I guess we were still naive enough to think the UN would bring world peace. In any case, the main feature of the finale, beside the cross mount, was unfurling huge images of Dwight Eisehower as cadet, general, and president. Can you image? What would people say today? A sitting-Republican-president! I miss the '50s.

Rick Faber