are molded out of zinc and hand painted.
Seventy-six-year-old J. C. Pruitt swears that the brightly striped
wooden cane he totes has nothing to do with his age or walking
It's a prop, he says,
part of his act. And, sure enough, there Pruitt goes,
jumping out of his chair to poke that cane through the air and
launch into his instructional performance.
Pruitt's show is the
J. C. Pruitt Miniature Circus, billed as "A Replica of the
Old-time American Circus." It's a traveling show of more
than 10,000 tiny pieces that Pruitt made himself, one at a time.
The assembling took seven years; Pruitt say the showing is his
by Michelle Mecke July 25, 1980
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