My Great Great Grandfather James McGarity Raftery and My Great Grandfather Bernard Gilbert Raftery

 


 

McCarty Raftery was either a promoter or owner of the carnival. I also have a small newspaper clipping from around 1943, with bits of information on the carnival as well as a claim that Mr. Raftery had in his possession, an elephant hook made from one of Jumbo's tusks.

 

Here's my problem. I have no idea what the name of the actual carnival is. My Great Grandparents recently passed on, and unfortunately never told me much about the carnival.

 

I'm pretty sure it toured the east coast from around 1920 through at least 1950. In one of my photos, an ADRA exhibit is pictured. I'd be more than willing to share the photos and news clipping with your website if you are interested.

 

Is there any way you could at least point me in the right direction to identifying my carnival??

Thanks, Rob

 

Rob, Thanks for your email. I will post your photos on Sideshow World, It may help in identifying or providing you with more information about the carnival.

 

You also have a few circus acts in the photos, you may want to contact the Circus World Museum they maybe able to help also.

 

Here's the link, http://www.circusworldmuseum.com/library/research.html

 

If anyone has information please email Sideshow World

 

John Robinson, Sideshow World

 

 

 

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