CIRCUS, GENTRY BROS, HENRY B. GENTRY TYPED LETTER SIGNED, "H. B. Gentry", one page, 8.5 x 11, on "Gentry Bros. Famous United Shows" ornate circus letterhead with photos of all four brothers, March 28, 1908, regarding an order "for the 860 lbs. of sand", by the Bloomington, IN farm boy who trained his pet colt and pet dog to do tricks and continued to train other available farm animals. He was invited to give a performance at the local opera house and that was the beginning of his circus. In 1887 his three brothers joined him and by 1910 they had turned their humble beginning into one of the largest shows on the road. Eventually, they had four road units, one for each brother to operate. In 1916 they sold out at the peak of their success, one for each brother to operate. In fine condition, with usual mailing folds, one tiny hole, and minor age toning.
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