Youth circus performers across the state

234676
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four black and white prints. Images of four groups of youth circus performers; no names or locations given.
Type
Still Image

Sailor Circus of Sarasota at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival

233821
Date
1988-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Group was from Sarasota.
Type
Still Image

Monkeys getting ready to race for a Clyde Beatty circus show

115470
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435G

Clyde Beatty circus elephants and handlers

115473
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435J

Campbell Bros. Circus coming into town

115480
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82436D

Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus coming into town

115481
Date
ca 1927
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82436E

Sells-Floto Circus train unloading

115485
Date
19--?
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82436I

Clyde Beatty circus acrobats performing teeter-totter act

115466
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435C

Hillsborough County circus

234063
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheet with nine black and white images, plus negatives. c. 1982
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-149

Clyde Beatty circus employees gathered for a group picture

115474
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435K

Circus worker Joe McKennon

235410
Date
1982-09-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Eleven color slides. McKennon died in 2001. Images are of McKennon in his Sarasota home with marionette puppets.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-1 - S82-11

Circus music

238272
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Three audio cassettes. Includes "Carson Barnes Side Show 1982," "Old Victor and Columbia Albums," " 'Day at the Circus,' General Records 1938" and "Carson And Barnes Circus 1982" on C-83-82; "Gnaro July 30 [recordings of music and promotional performan...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-82
Item ID
C83-83

Virginia Shumway in old Clyde Beatty circus roller coaster car

115463
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP824356

Sailor Circus performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival

233824
Date
1988-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Thirteen color slides. Group was from Sarasota.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S89-725 - S89-737

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

238882
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the pub...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-35

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

238883
Date
1982-01-06
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs ca...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-37
Item ID
T82-36

Ethel Purtle and King riding in a lion drome for a Clyde Beatty circus show

115468
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435E

Anna and Charles LeRoy with snakes in Clyde Beatty circus show

115469
Date
1939
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435F

Clyde Beatty circus animal trainer with his head in an elephant's mouth

115471
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435H

Circus wagons

236597
Date
1986-12-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Twenty color slides. Images of circus wagons located in the Circus gallery at the Ringling Museum. The Florida Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1987 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalis, Steve Frangos, Merri Belland, and Barbara Seitz as preliminary research for a joint folk art between the Florida Folkl...
Type
Still Image

Barnes Circus train accident

115484
Date
1925
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82436H

Interview with circus employee Wesley Brown

235361
Date
1988-08-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. A thirty-year veteran of Florida circuses, Brown, by the time of the interview, spent his time repairing circus wagons. He discusses working for Eastern Airlines; move to Jacksonville in 1932; his early interest in circuses; types of circuses he watched as young man; types of c...
Type
Sound
Item ID
Tape 2

Interview with circus worker Ward Hall

238869
Date
1982-01-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Also copied on C95-46, as well as C83-16) Ward, a carnival pitchman, and circus worker, discusses his career. Topics include pitching; carnivals; circuses; selling techniques; and performing in circuses. The material was featured in two episodes for the public radio program, Flor...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T82-25

Bill Rodgers' circus and costume store

235412
Date
1982
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven color slides.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S82-20 - S82-26

Clyde Beatty performing with his big cats

115476
Date
1941
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435M

Clyde Beatty performing with lion

115486
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82436K

"Lady Sandra" Reed swallowing swords for Clyde Beatty circus show

115467
Date
1976
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435D

Barbara Lentz performing her circus animal act at the Florida Folk Festival- White Springs, Florida

105776
Date
1992
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F201512

Crowd enjoying Clyde Beatty circus under the big tent

115462
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP824352

Men standing by Barnum & Bailey circus railroad car

115464
Date
19--
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP82435A

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