YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Location: GIBSONTON, FLORIDA, United States

Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Friday, January 05, 2007

QUASSAR'S QUIZ: NAME THE FAMILY

NOW THIS IS ALL IN FUN, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR THE HONOR SYSTEM HERE, IF YOU ARE SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER, AND ARE RELATED TO THIS FAMILY, PLEASE DO NOT ANSWER!

THIS WAS THE FIRST, HAND PAINTED TENT, FOR THIS TALENTED CIRCUS FAMILY OF 5 BROTHERS, & 2 SISTERS.

29 Comments:

Blogger Bob Cline said...

What a unique center pole design. Does this photo date back to the 1800's? It appears the entrance says Rep something or other.
Bob

1/06/2007 5:34 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Hi Bill, Well I guess I can't answer either, but I will say this. I'm proud to have known or met most of them.. Just good showfolk'

1/06/2007 6:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks European...Zoppe?? cc

1/06/2007 7:34 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

could it be early (very early) Ringling??....maybe not...Lee said he knew them and I do not think Lee is quite that old??

1/06/2007 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO MR.LEE......
IS NOT THAT OLD....BUT OLDER... YES....IN
HIS MINE...LOL...

1/06/2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

cc:
Good question, the answer is YES,,,,,,,,,,,,&, NO!

1/06/2007 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

could the rep be for repensky?

1/06/2007 10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is realy a lovely Tent.the art work is great,the Horses are well porpotion,well done.is it the Cristianis family,
mireille.

1/06/2007 10:58 AM  
Blogger Supergodjo said...

I say Zerbini. Mr. Lee, you didn't think I was paying attention in Circus History class, did you? David

1/06/2007 12:18 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Nideas family. The Houche [?]

1/06/2007 1:10 PM  
Anonymous Darryl said...

My quess is Cristiani as well.

1/06/2007 5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill' when are you going to tell whom it is? I stand on the honor code. so for this time I will have to be an anonymous.

1/06/2007 10:19 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Hey David,, one of the family members had the worst wig in sho[biz

1/07/2007 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Nocks??? But Bello just spawned bad wigs, not wearing one. cc

1/07/2007 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO...NO.. DONT ..TELL ME.
THAT BELLO IS WERING A WIGGGG.....LOL..

1/07/2007 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MR LEE....
R U WERY ONE...?????.
IF U DO....
IT IS A REALY GOOD ONE...
I WANTH HIS NAME,,,EXT... EXT....LOL..

1/07/2007 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Bello's hairdo' may not please every one but he sure is doing prety good with it.

1/07/2007 1:39 PM  
Anonymous john h. said...

I think it was a painting by old Hugo Zacchini.

1/07/2007 2:51 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

There is one correct answer, but since the picture was sent to me by Mirielle Theron Arnosi, I'm going to let her open the envelope, and give you the answer.

1/07/2007 5:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

( And The Envelope ) Please.

Is 1776 .ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS.

Mireille. and Ninette.
Tarzan. Mimi. Gerard.
Alain. Erick. Robert. Gilda. Mario.
Thierry.
( Great. Great. Grandfather.Circus.)

And the rest of the storie,is yet to come.
sincerely MIREILLE THERON ARNOSI.

1/07/2007 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Here is the following up on the Zerbini, family first circus. Our great' great' grandfather was Antoine' father of Arthur' father of the five sons & two daughters, as follow. #1 Adolphe' (fofo) father of Mireille & Ninette. #2 Charles' father of Tarjan & Mimi. #3 Jean-Pierre'father of Robert & Mario.#4 Antoine' father of Eric & Thierry. #5 Louis' father of Gerard & Alain.the two daugthers are' Stella' mother of Gilda. Rita' childless... Fofo' & Antoine' were never in the U.S. but you all know well all of the rest of the family and if I start to mention who are we all related to, well there is not enought room on this blogger.

1/07/2007 11:03 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

This is to Jhon H. You so cute' I realy don't think that Hugo Zacchini would appreciated that someone might think he would had been that old to be able to paint this master piece.

1/07/2007 11:16 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Forgot to mention that the first Zerbini circus was only of Equestrian bare-back ridding acts.
'Horses' where theirs first love.

1/07/2007 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

This is for Supergodjo', Just wondering if your History classes ever mention that the Zerbini circus was the first ever to cross the Sahara Desert in Africa in 1952. Now" that's a story of incredible achievement. you would love to read my family biography, that's even a biger achievement.

1/08/2007 4:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

( Just For Fun And Reality )

The First ( ZERBINI BLOOD LINE.)
To Arrived,in THE USA. in 1946.
was.MIREILLE and NINETTE.

1/08/2007 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful top and story. Thank you for sharing. cc

1/08/2007 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

Also' Just for the records! The first Theron blood line to arrived in the U.S.A. in 1946. was Mireille & Ninette.

1/08/2007 3:49 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Well well... I got trumped.. I wasn;t thinking of the Nocks, or Zerbini's.. So I'll just keep my answer to myself!! lol lol lol ,,, Good one Ninette and Mireille... keep the quiz's comming...

1/08/2007 6:10 PM  
Anonymous Mireille said...

Lee Cherie;
Thank You.

1/08/2007 7:20 PM  

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