Picture shows JE Henry entertaining on his stilts. Often he would bally the show to develop excitement …..especially among the children.
Circus Parade Line-Up
It was common with Mudd shows, such as the JE Henry Show, that the circus would parade through town and bring the circus crowd back to the lot. This was a wagon show….there were not automobiles or trucks at this time.
Photo taken in the late 1800′s or early 1900′s. Originally a tin type and later reproduced.
JE Henry stands at the flank of his elephant “Gyp”. He was the first circus owner to place his band on top of an elephant used mainly for circus parades….Mainstreet, Anytown, USA.