Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States


Barnum and Baileys circus European tour
Hamburg, 1900.
Hamburg, 1900.

Typecircus

Owner 1897-1902: James A. Bailey
Founded1897
First elephant arrived1897
Last elephant left1902
Closed down1902
Country United States

Directors 1897-1904: Joseph McCaddon (director)

Key People 1897-1902: Henry McCaddon (assistant director)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
1898-1902: William Newman
(elephant superintendent)
1898-1902: George Bates
(elephant superintendent)
1897-1902: Harry Mooney
(elephant trainer)
George Conklin

Elephant keepers
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Description

Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, United States , was founded in 1897 and the first elephant arrived in 1897. The last elephant left in 1902. Barnum and Baileys circus European tour closed down in 1902.


Comments / picturesEighteen elephants, ten large and eight younger, were under the supervision of George Conklin, George Beattie and George Bates. In total, six elephants died during the tour and none of the four males displayed returned to the United States.

Records about Barnum and Baileys circus European tour from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at http://www.bucklesw.blogspot.com/
They took 18 elephants to Europe, 10 large and 8 small. Of the three men in the lighter uniforms, the one at left is William "Elephant Bill" Newman and the one in the center is George Bates standing next to "Mandarin". There were 4 big males: "Fritz" at left is easy to spot, at the extreme left partially hidden is another Tusker "Don Pedro" and the 4th male "Nick" was Tuskless. All four of these males died in Europe.

Barnum and Baileys circus European tour in United States United+StatesBarnum & Bailey Europe tour, Berlin, 1900. Tusker is Fritz, trainer is William Newman.

Among the 6 females were "Gyp" (Gypsy) dating back to the early 1870\'s with P.T. Barnum as well as "Babe" and "Columbia" the latter now is 18 years old.
The punks were "Pilate" (male), "Chief" (male), "Queen", "Juno", "Coco" (tuskless male), "Bessie", "Mary" and "Ruth" (yes this is "BabyRuth" later owned by Wm. Hall). These young elephants were added in the early 1890\'s and not to be confused with Pilate, Chief, and Queen of the 1880's.


References for records about Barnum and Baileys circus European tour

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Barnum and Baileys circus European tour, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2420. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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