Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Barnes Elephants

Al G. Barnes with Abbott Kinney for what some say was a publicity stunt. Kinney was the founder of Venice of America where the Barnes circus wintered from 1911 until 1919.

Horse Team

There was no writing on the back of this photo, so I am not sure if this is Ringling or Barnes. Casper also worked for Sell-Floto in 1910. The original is in poor condition, so this is the fixed version.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Casper with Ringling Bros

Casper is with the tie and suit and I don't know the rest of the men in the picture.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Al G. Barnes Winter Home-Venice, CA

This was the winter quarters on Washington Blvd and McLaughlin St in Venice, CA. Now that area is Culver City.

Letter Home Before Casper's Death

Casper wrote home to my grandma and mother days before his untimely death in McAllen, Texas.

Another of the train wreck

Shows the top of Caspers car after the wreck and the cook wagon.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Casper's Contract

Grandpa's work contract with Al G. Barnes Amusement Co.

Casper Death Certificate

My grandpa's death certificate from Sept 20, 1930 states that he was struck by a circus tent pole.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Article About Casper Jensen

This was a side job that my grandpa took while the circus was wintered.

This was the telegram sent to my grandma when my grandpa was killed. I assume that S Cronin was the manager of the circus.

1930 Al G. Barnes Schedule

The date September 20th in McAllen, Texas was when my grandpa was killed while taking down the big top.

Al G, Barnes Train Wreck Grandpa's Car

Grandpa was in the car where he marked. He sent this to my grandma.

Barnes Train Wreck

Al G. Barnes train wreck. Grandpa wrote where 3 were killed.

Casper Sewing Canvas

Grandpa sewing canvas out on the praire, location unknown.

Casper "Whitey" Jensen- Boss Canvasman

My grandfather Casper Jensen with Ringling Brothers Circus. He is second from the left.

Diamond dead after the firing squad fired the last shots.

Diamond being fired on by the execution squad.

Black Diamond

This is a picture of Black Diamond on the way to be executed. My grandpa took this picture when he worked with Al G. Barnes Circus.