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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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!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

ZENOBIA SHRINE & HAGENBECK-WALLACE # 8




One of the 25 High-School horses ridden by their trainers in a superb menage offering.


4 Comments:

Anonymous fatima said...

This is an amazing picture....too bad people did not film in those days.

3/05/2007 8:56 AM  
Anonymous larry allen dean said...

Is this a left side side saddle?
Are all side saddles left side ?
The last photo of menage listed 20 riders and they were in top hats and boots all riding straight up, what gives ?

3/05/2007 11:24 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

fatima:
take a look in the October 2006 under Hind Leg Horses, there's a picture of Mary Lennet laying back that is great.

larry allen dean:
all the side saddles I have seen have the horn,(if that's what it is called), on the left and the girl hooks the right leg over enabling the girl to stay on the horse and to lay back, I don't know what is holding this girl.

The Menage numbers are a little contradictory,(man I had to look that one up!), either way it must have been a sight. I just sold a Kelty photo of Ringling's Garland Entry number in the Garden with 75 horses, Johnny said they once used 100.

3/05/2007 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Its a little easier to pose when the animal is on a prop. Most of the time the horse is rearing up on its hind legs when this pose is done.

3/07/2007 9:00 PM  

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