Bonus Photos

I selected my favorite photographs for the book itself, of course. Here are a few that didn’t make the cut but are still interesting. As in the book, they are accompanied by my grandfather’s original captions in bold, and my own comments are in italics. A few are mentioned but not shown in the book, and a few are not of the carnival itself but other sights along their travels.

Temporary Front, Corpus Christi, Texas 11/37 - Draining grounds after heavy rains

Temporary Front, Corpus Christi, Texas 11/37 – Draining grounds after heavy rains

Bally!! Aquadrome

Bally!! Aquadrome

Nancy Miller (candid shot)

Nancy Miller (candid shot)Nancy ran, and starred in, the girl show

View of the Midway From Nearby Hill - Masse Mine in Background

View of the Midway From Nearby Hill – Masse Mine in Background

The Three Giant Ferris Wheels

The Three Giant Ferris Wheels

Midget with Hangover - I put this in just for the caption

Midget with HangoverI put this in just for the caption

The Peerless Potters - Backward Double

The Peerless Potters – Backward Double

Jerry Sherman

Jerry Sherman

Side-Show

Side-Show

That Frechette gal must have made me nervous when I took this one - You'll have to read the book to find out the whole story behind this photo & caption.

That Frechette gal must have made me nervous when I took this oneYou’ll have to read the book to find out the whole story behind this photo & caption!

Mrs. Gerety - my grandmother and the wife of the show's co-owner (mentioned in the book)

Mrs. Geretymy grandmother, right, with the wife of the show’s co-owner (photo mentioned in the book)

Crap-game - This looks like it's happening behind the tents, so I'm guessing it's either between carnies, or a rather "unofficial" game

Crap-gameThis looks like it’s happening behind the tents, so I’m guessing it’s either between carnies, or a rather “unofficial” game

Church in Oklahoma city residential district - Have you a little oil well in your home? (Mentioned in the book.)

Church in Oklahoma city residential district – Have you a little oil well in your home? from their travels, and mentioned in the book.

First log run through Locks, July '37, buying cigarettes "on the run" -

First log run through Locks, July ’37, buying cigarettes “on the run” I’m fascinated by this, it seems to show a guy standing on the floating logs in the river, buying cigarettes from someone along the platform.

Detroit June '37 for Shriner's Convention -

Detroit June ’37 for Shriner’s Conventionan impressive display, and I love studying the clothes of the people on the street

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