Washington, D.C., circa 1919. “Children’s Hospital.” (“Nurse, the doctor said they need I.V.’s”) National Photo Company Collection glass negative.
August 1927. Winchester, Virginia. “Boy on elephant.” View full size.
YOUNGSTERS APPLAUD EDUCATED ELEPHANT AT SHENANDOAH VALLEY FAIR
Tillie, the elephant who says “Papa” when her trainer speaks to her, was the hit of the afternoon. The talented pachyderm is one of a troupe of five performing elephants whose daily stunts will be one of the big features of this year’s fair in Winchester. According to Dan Noonan, her trainer, Tillie is more than 100 years old. Her act was received with great applause.