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Set # 4 – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey winter quarters – 1950

This is a set of 28 black and white photos taken at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus winter quarters in Sarasota, Florida in 1950 by Dyer Reynolds. This is a combination of 4″ x 6″ format photos and 4″ x 4″ photos. ( The 4″ x 4″ are harder to get reproduced now and cost more for the reprints than the standard 4″ x 5″ photos. ) These photos are part of the vast Conover Photographic collection.

Re-painting a circus Railroad car

Photo #                          Description
70 Sanding Coach #42 (Nevada)
71 Chipping old paint from flatcar deck
72 Welder working on flat car deck
73 Men repairing run for flat oar
74 Painted lettering Stock Car #25
75 Cat tractor pushing coach into car barn
76 Cat & tractors with primer coat of paint
77 Stage coach with new paint job
78 Newly painted carriages
79 Bell Wagon in paint shop, Bill Nice, painter
80 Ray Walker, sign painter, lettering # 102 tongue
81 Seat Wagons set up
82 Seat Wagon repair crew fixing chairs
83 Red ticket wagon ready for paint shop
84 Prop hands drilling new holes in Alzana’s HW Poles
85 Side Show Banner Wagon, open & being sanded
86 Barnes’ “Jenny” pulling Wagon # 12
87 Repair on Wagon #117, Ring Stock
88 Cage #76, being taken into paint shop
89 Charles Noecher repairing carriage
90 Newly painted stagecoach & carriage
91 Bell Wagon being sanded
92 Installing new floor in Hippo Den
93 Scraping paint on Harp & Jesters Air Calliope
94 Cat tractor B-3
95 Bell Wagon & Stagecoach being prepared for Paint
96 Repairing Cookhouse Wagon #8
97 Newly painted Baggage Wagons, no lettering

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Non – CHS Members – $ 20.00               

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