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 The Humpty Dumpty Circus
Of Andy Yaffee

The Early Humpty Dumpty Circus

Presented here are photos of the Schoenhut circus from the collection of 
Andy Yaffee. Andy collects the very early circus - ca 1903-1910. 

 


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collection of Andy Yaffee

The circus tent is the acrobat style with the tight wire apparatus spanning the ring. All of the performers are early composition or two-part designs. The animals are glass-eyed.

 

 


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collection of Andy Yaffee

The band plays for the circus acts. The band's parade wagon and the animal parade wagon are on display. Three early two-part head lion tamers control the lions and tigers.

 

 


Photo by Jim Sneed from the collection of Andy Yaffee

The parade wagon with the three grotesque figures overlooks the chariots and the acrobats.