Circus Photos and Illustrations - Shows Page Twelve
Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
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All illustrations and photograph are from Lad Moore, nephew of Jack B. Moore. Jack Moore was co-owner of Carson & Barnes from its inception to circa 1960s.
Jack Moore first called his show the Tex Carson Circus (1951-1956). In 1957, the Miller family had interest in 5 different tent circuses. One of the larger shows, the Tex Carson Circus, was renamed Carson & Barnes Circus in 1957.
Carson & Barnes Route Card, 1959.
A personalized photo of Tim McCoy given to me by him personally in 1959. Tim was the circus headliner act that year.
This photo is of a card from Jack's brother. Jack and a partner operated these rocket sleigh rides on supermarket parking lots, fairs, and circus lots during holiday periods. The photo of the rocket is one of the actual ones used. It is now on display in Mukluk land, an attraction in Alaska. I was given the photo by the current owner.
Jack B. Moore entry at Find A Grave. Jack B. Moore, Jan. 18, 1919 - Mar. 15, 1969. Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, OK. His headstone is in the shape of a circus tent. Find A Grave has a photo of Jack and his wife Sarah. According to Parkinson's Directory of American Circuses, Jack was co-owner, with D. R. Miller, of Barnes & Bailey Circus in 1964.