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Season 1925
The Flying Melzers.
World's Premiere Aerialists (Worlds's Premier Aerialists) So named by "John G. Robinson.
John Robinson Circus, son of John Robinson.
Park Nantucket Beach - Dave Stone owner - 6 months there.
Spent $75,000 on advertisement. Borden Covered - Sheet Cars boats
Famous Fire work show - India - featured.
Brockton Mass - Fair . Featured
Philadelphia, Penn. 2 weeks - Fine Work spectacular
Last days of Pomeroy. Featured

Winter of 1925 - Spring 1926 John Robinson featured with John Robinson indoor Circus. John Agee Director - Jack Joyce, Sr.

Picture taken in Philadelphia for Robinson Circus.
Featured Buster Melzer 16 years old - Triple somersault to catch (also Hawk triple),
Father John Melzer. Double cutaway with straight double back to trapeze from catcher Paul Garee from back hand catch.

Double & one half to feet Blind Fold. finished with four somersaults to net -

Featured Ray Melzer Original Trapeze Clown.

2 - to R. - Jess Deadlier Flyer - originated one & a half with upside down Pirouette only Flyer to do it.

Paul Garee catcher.
Father John Melzer - owner & catcher Mother Jane - Flyer (Buster Flyer)
Happy Krueger - Flyer Dressed a girl
Ray, my dear brother
Original Flying Trapeze Clown Provider of aerial mirth.

Stop the show every performance.
Object ID 2004.020.095
Object Name Flying Melzoras Publicity Stills
People Garee, Paul
Thomas, Melzer R.
Thomas, Melzer A. (Buster)
Thomas, Jane
Krueger, Harry
Thomas, Raymond
Deteiller, Jess
Subjects Circus
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