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Circus Photos and Illustrations - Acts, Performers
An ongoing project . . .
Photographs and illustrations from early Bandwagon issues and other sources. An ongoing project . . .
Acts, Performers, One
Acts, Performers, Two
Acts, Performers, Three
Acts, Performers, Four
Acts, Performers, Five
Act, Performers, Six
Wagons, Parades One
Wagons, Parades Two
Wagons, Parades Three
Wagons, Parades Four
Daniel K. Curtis began his circus career in circa 1907. He was a horse trainer and rider who developed a number of different acts with horses and other animals. Unusual was his taximeter mule act. His wife Edna was elected to the Circus Hall of Fame in 1957. A biography of Dennie Curtis is in the Nov-Dec 2000 issue of Bandwagon.
This may be his taximeter mule. Autographed: "To Captain Bob Ward, A Real Thriller, Dennie Curtis" (Capt. Bob Ward was a daredevil and had a traveling stunt show in the 1930's). On back of photo: Dennie Curtis Attractions, featured for 20 weeks at Lagoon Theatre, Century of Progress 1934, Perm. address, Westmont, IL
Autographed: "To Captain Bob Ward, The one & Only Bob, Dennie Curtis 9/11/36." Photo could be from 1934 based upon the stamp on the back (same as above).
Photos and photo information contributed by Meradith McGee-Hale.
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