Elephant meets little girl

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    This image comes from a collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in the stores at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/

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    Contributed by Mr Geoffrey Younger-

    "Mr E.H.Bostock possibly with Dixie the elephant".

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    mike pavlovsky, and 72 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ukweli 31 months ago | reply

      That elephant appears to be completely unrestrained. Those were the days.

    2. FrigateRN 31 months ago | reply

      Lovely picture, charming picture....I'll bet the animals breath smelled!
      Good one TAW, this picture is a cracker!

    3. lisabee73 30 months ago | reply

      This looks like the Bostock and Wombwell Menagerie,
      there's a photo similar to this one dated 1913, at this link
      www.nfa.dept.shef.ac.uk/history/galleries/gall03.html

    4. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums 30 months ago | reply

      @lisabee73 I think you're on to something there! Thanks so much for the info. I'll it pass on to the keeper now looking after this collection.

    5. johncurtisrea 23 months ago | reply

      what a lovely image!

    6. Madame La Bonche 8 months ago | reply

      Child's clothing should aid with the date - looks 20's to me !

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