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.
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
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.
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