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These are some of the handmade circus wagons made by Johnny. Beginning in 1925/ 26 at the age of 14. Johnny assembled an entire, fully functional circus. Using cheese/ fruit crates and other found materials he constructed an elaborate display. From the sideshow bannerline he painted to the tall ladders for the high dive to rides like the Whip, Ferris Wheel and Merry- Go- Round. He made every piece from scratch. No kits or plans were used. Just the open, resourceful mind of Johnny. Wagons rolled, rides spun around and his imagination took him to shows all over the world. Notice he painted Johnny J. Jones on some of the wagons. That was an outfit he worked with in the 1930's/ 40's.

Not all of the circus has survived, however we have managed to acquire a large majority of it.

Some of the surviving circus wagons.

Detail of the Whip, Ferris Wheel and High dive. This would come out around the holidays.

Mini banner line and Horse drawn wagon.

 
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