Photographs

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Photograph - Lost Children tent Photograph - Midway, C.N.E. Photograph - Circus Elephants Photograph - Exhibition giant Photograph - Riverdale Park, carnival

R.S. Timmis fonds
Reginald Symonds Timmis, 1884-1968
Manuscript Collection S249
R.S. Timmis fonds (date range 1900-1963)

The Royal Canadian Dragoon Circus, founded before World War I, entertained crowds in Canada and England. By 1922, the circus was firmly established with a forty foot circus ring, vaulting equipment and clown costumes. The R.C.D. Circus, led by Lieutenant Colonel R. S. Timmis, performed regularly in Toronto at the Canadian National Exhibition and at the Eglinton Hunt Club. Decorated in the First World War, and an outstanding equestrian, Timmis was a member of Canadian Army International Jumping Team. He was also an amateur photographer, and took many pictures of the circus in training, and in performance. The R. S. Timmis fonds include over 5,000 of his photographs, as well as diaries, scrapbooks, notebooks and film footage.

Gift of Mrs. J. Kitchen

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Photograph - Silver Bells Photograph - Tauzer Photograph - Timmis Juggling Photograph - Pyramid Photograph - Chas Evans and Mrs. Dutton Photograph - Topaz, the Golden Horse
Photograph - Vic Holt on Daisy Photograph - The Duttons Photograph - The Hannefords

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