|† Blanche||ID Number:|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀, unknown Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 777 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 782 maybe about years old (estimated age)|
|Dead date:||† 1941-11-05|
|Death reason:||disease: poison|
|Location:||Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus|
|Arrived||Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus 1939-00-00|
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|Document updated||2009-01-11: Previous locations, Text, Source|
2010-04-24: prev locations.
"Mike Glasscock had a comedy act of 4 elephants. According to one article in Billboard, one was a very small baby in 1910. The act stayed together through 1913 but where the elephants went after that, I dont know because Blanche is the only name I have uncovered. I know she went to Hagenbeck - Wallace." //Bob Cline
"The head carry was never high on my, tricks to train, list. It always seemed to me to belong in the "Dare Devil" category like "The man with the uncrushable skull". A lot of people did it tho, I have almost a dozen pictures of different men giving it a shot. Most notable was Cheerful Gardner with Hagenbeck-Wallace, "Blanche" would carry him down the track swinging his body from side to side in about a 90 degree arc, hence "The Human Pendulum."
Cheerful Gardner and "Blanche" (Hagenbeck-Wallace), Buckles Web Log, 2006-07-26
"The square headed elephant shown in most of the pictures is "Lizzie" (reminds me a lot of "Anna May"), the head-carry elephant is "Blanche". These were Cheerful Gardners two key elephants starting in 1923 when he joined the Corporations John Robinson Circus until they were taken away to the Ringling Show in 1939. Unfortunately both died the same day 11/5/41 in Atlanta, Ga. as a result of the poisoning that cost the Ringling Show 11 elephants."
Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus 1937 #1 (From Bill Strong), Buckles Web Log, 2007-07-13
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