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Hello Kitty: 1958

Hello Kitty: 1958

Chicago circa 1958. "American Cancer Society -- Circus lion tamer." Would you take a check? 4x5 acetate negative from the Shorpy News Archive. View full size.

 

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Lion has teeth

Sheba was everything she was supposed to be. Capt. Terrell M. Jacobs, the man in the picture, used this cat for publicity photos. Together they worked with, among other shows, Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey. He often had Sheba pose in the ring with brave souls.

Everybody relax

The lion doesn't appear to have any teeth. And the little girl is either really sleepy or had a teaspoon of Nyquil.

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