Thursday, November 25, 2010

Deposit Book 1968 - 1971

Post Office Savings Bank Deposit Book - Front Cover

Cancelled Deposit Book - Back Cover

Scans from 'Stitch' May 1950

p. 5 - 'Finishing School'

p.26 - 'Future Attractions'

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bearded Betty - Postcard

Bearded Betty made a comfortable living being a sideshow freak.  Customers would pay a dime to enter a tent and watch her sing while she stroked her beard.

Bearded Betty's Birthday postcard
Bearded Betty's Birthday by pigeoncircus
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Beletsky Brothers Twilight Performance - Poster

The three brothers put on a twilight performance of their famous acrobatic and strongman act.

The Beletsky Brothers print
The Beletsky Brothers by pigeoncircus
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Madame Bea, the Reader of Tea - Sticker

Madame Bea, wife of Goodwin Appleton, was the in-house mystic with her specialty being tea-leaf reading.  In the window of her store the following sign was displayed;

Madame Bea, The Reader of Tea,
Asks you to sit down, in her dimly lit lounge.
A brew of strong Oolong
Will hold the answers, to the questions
You've held onto for so long.

The tannin stained liquid,
Splashes forth into the porcelain cup.
And the unrestrained leaves,
Float about all amok.

Bea ruffles ger feathers
As she asks you to drink up.
The excitement grows,
To see what is at the bottom of that tea cup...

What do you see Madame Bea?

Madam Bea the reader of Tea sticker
Madam Bea the reader of Tea by pigeoncircus
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A Day in the Snow- Postcard

It was the first time the children of the circus had seen snow - taking time out from their demanding gymnastic training, they made this snowman on the front lawn.  Claude lent his cap and Clara her shawl to decorate the forlorn creature.