Christy Brothers Circus, United States
. Christy Brothers Circus closed down in 1930.
Of the 9 elephants, the 3 small ones "Dixie", "Myrtle" and "Venice" were imported by George Christy in 1925. I remember the first two from the Kelly-Miller Herd
in the 1950\'s as well as one of the large elephants "Daisy", imported by Gollmar Bros. in 1903.
Christy\'s first elephant "Babe" was purchased from Mugivan and Bowers in 1920 for his 3-car show and to distinguish her from the many other "Babes" she was listed as "Caradini Babe" after the Vaudeville act she had originally been with.
Three more of the large elephants had a Barnum & Bailey background, "Coco" (a Tuskless
male) and "Bessie" were purchased by Bailey in the 1890\'s for the European Tour and the third "Bughouse Alice" was included in a Group
added for that shows Triumphal Return in 1903.
The final elephant "Rosie" came from Wm. P. Hall and had trouped with such shows as Palmer Bros., Howes Great London (Palmer) and Golden Bros. before coming to Christy in 1925.