More Circus, Ansco Color Slide, 1947


The next box I scanned had more circus subject and a few slides from a beach, Either Carmel or Santa Cruz, I still have to look for location clues.

The circus slides below are all from the Clyde Beatty circus, photographed in first half May 1947 in Stockton.

The circus “Side Show”, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Ice Cold Drinks and nicknacks, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton

And in 1947, society looked differently at cultural (mis)appropriation.

Horseback circus performer, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Horseback circus performer, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Horseback circus performer, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Group portrait of circus performers, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Llamas and their handler, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Camels with llamas in the background, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Camels, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton

Elephants are not just an attraction, they help with moving trailers.

Elephants, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Elephants, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton
Elephants, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton

The king of the jungle. Clyde Beatty started out as an animal trainer prior to getting into the circus business in 1946, but one cannot stop wondering about the small cages.

Lions, Clyde Beatty Circus, May 1947, Stockton

There was an unframed bonus slide at the bottom of the box. This was the last slide (27) of the roll, and somehow cut too small to fit the cardboard frame.

524 West Walnut Street, Stockton, circa 1947

This is the house, at 524 W Walnut, Stockton, that Joel Dardis lived in from the time after his father passed away (1933) till 2021. Some 87-88 years. What a history ! Or this may equally indicate that Joel was not adventurous or didn’t like change too much. Clara Pahl passed away in this house in 1966, so Joel lived there alone for over 50 years !

The house still looks the same from the outside, there’s even a similar trellis at the right side of the house. It was pretty much a time capsule at the time of the estate sale in March 2022.

Few more blog post with color slides from the same time period coming up.

Cheers !

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