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!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

SNAPSHOTS & POST CARDS #8: THE SCHUMANN FAMILY

ALBERT SCHUMANN
Written on the back is just the name Albert Schumann.


PAULINA SCHUMANN
Hand written on the back is, "PaulinaSchumann with four superb grays & one of the smallest ponies in the world in a routine that has enchanted audiences all over Europe.


ALBERT SCHUMANN
Printed in the negative on the front of this post card,"Albert Schumann, School Rider, & Trainer". Hand printed on the back is, Albert Schumann, Dressage Rider, Germany.

FROM THE SITE "CIRCUS IN DENMARK"
Albert Schumann. The world famous former circus owner and horsetrainer Albert Schumann died on 27 August 2001 86 years of age. Albert Schumann was born in 1915. He followed the family tradition and performed with horses in the family's famous circus Schumann in Denmark and Sweden. When his father Oscar Schumann died in 1954 Albert Schumann together with his one year younger brother Max Schumann took over management of circus Schumann, Albert as altmeister ("senior partner"). As presenter and trainer of liberty horses Albert was second to none. His acts Hungarian Intermezzo from 1962 and Rhapsody in Blue from 1965 are probably the finest horse acts ever presented in a circus. Albert Schumann retired after the 1968 season. He spent the last years of his life in the small Spanish village Cubelles.
www.circus-dk.dk


OSCAR SCHUMANN
He is the father of, Albert, Max, & Cicily. This post card is dated 1932.
I am rather curious as to whether this signature is authentic.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Schumann Family known for their wonderful liberty horse presentation and high school riding. They were one of the best!
Pauline, Max and Albert, I wonder if the are still alive?

12/08/2007 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOME...YES...

12/08/2007 11:37 AM  
Anonymous Wade G. Burck said...

Great set of photo's, Thank you for sharing. I hope you are well, and give my best to Trudy. I enjoy her each year in Evansville, and regret not seeing you. Wade Burck

12/08/2007 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting the photos of Karl Sembach and the Schumann Family. I believe Albert passed away several years ago, and I believe Max passed away in either 2003 or 2004. I had the great priveledge to meet him and watch him work with his daughter's horses; an outstanding traniner.
-Chris

12/08/2007 8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you Chris
Do you know if Pauline is still alive?

12/09/2007 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're welcome, anonymous. I am not too sure about Pauline. I used to work with Katja on and off at the BAC, but I fell out of touch with her a few years ago. Pauline and Albert's son Benny Schumann still performs in Denmark and has a website that is in English. Also, I read yesterday on a Scandanavian website that Katja is moving back to Denmark to perform with Circus Dannebrog.
-Chris

12/09/2007 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to know or see a family tree of the Schumanns.Who can help me? sigela@citromail.hu

4/08/2008 8:13 AM  

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