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Set # S44 – RBBB in 1955 – 32 Color Photos

This is a set of 32 – 4″ x 6″ color reprints from the original slides. The colors are vibrant in 28 of them and four have the color starting to dull. Most all of these are photographed during the Mamas in the Park spec with many of the floats and performers in their magnificient costumes.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Spec 1

Photo #                         Description
1 Elephants all ready for Spec
2 Lady performer being frinds with a horse at spec.
3 Lady is Spec wardrobe in Backyard
4 Elephants w/ train costume entering Big Top
5 Spec entering the Big Top
6 Spec entering the Big Top
7 Baby elephants in strollers for Spec
8 Baby elephants in strollers for Spec
9 Elephants standing up in backyard w/ trainer
10 Spec entering the Big Top
11 Two ladies in matching costumes for Spec
12 Spec Float
13 Lady in Liberty costume for spec
14 Baby elephants and performers in backyard
15 Lady  performers and Emmett Kelly
16 Lady performer in purple costume
17 Baby elephants and performers in backyard
18 Valentine Spec Float
19 Santa sleigh float
20 C-4 Tractor unloading train
21 Lady performer beside spec float – 1950
22 3 ladies mounted on elephants for spec – 1949
23 Spec Float with golden harps – 1950
24 Happy Birthday float – 1949
25 Lady and 5 elephants in Backyard – 1949
26 Spec float – 1949 
27 Lady performer in pink costume – 1949
28 Clown posing in backyard – 1949
29 Spec float- colors are fading
30 Man & woman juggling – colors are going
31 Thanksgiving float – colors are fading
32 Spec Rider on horsback – colors are fading

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BW 2012