1910 Elephants in Fairfield Parade

June 24, 2011

Elephants in Fairfield, Iowa parade.

Indian Elephants in the Sells-Floto Circus Parade heading south on Court Street in Fairfield, Iowa, in 1910. In the background are buildings on the north side of the Square. Anyone want to run away and join the circus?

The photographer was Ernest U. Peasley, a 26-year-old drug salesman who would open a novelty store on the east side of the square at 57-59 S. Main by 1911.

For the picture’s date and the name of the circus and the photographer, we are indebted to the June 25, 1964 Daily Ledger Historical Edition (celebrating Fairfield’s 125th anniversary), which reprinted a copy of the photograph.

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