This section is from the "Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1912" book, by Aristo Motto. Also see Amazon: Studio Light Incorporating The Aristo Eagle - The Artura Bulletin 1912.
Me an' the Boss wuz 2 the eirkus the other nite.
The Boss said he new the only way to kepe me on the job durin' the day wuz to promis' to taik me at nite.
We went in 2 the side show first an' we saw the tatooed man. He had pitchers an' things awl over him, jus' like the eester eggs Ma used to maik by rappin' a piece of kalico aroun' the egg befoar boilin' it.
I ast the Boss did he think the man got his pitchers on him that way, an' he said, he hoaped so.
The Boss says that thei'e's lots of fellars so eeger to get befoar the publik that they'd even stan' for tatooin, if it dident hert so mutch.
They awlso had a 2 headed calf, only he wuz stuffed. I ast the Boss did he think 2 heds wuz mutch advantage, an' he sed "nope," an' that erly in hiz kareer he had seen mornins' when carin' for one hed wuz a big kontract.
The Boss says that kepin' 2 eyes an' 2 ears open an' 1 mouth shut is about awl the average person kan tackel successfully.
After the side show we went in 2 the menagerie in the big tent, they wuz awl kinds of animals in there.
The lion he wuz roarin' somethin' awful, an' the show man sed he wuz the King of bestes.
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The Boss says that you kant sometimes tel' by the amount of noize that's bein' maid, an' that if it kom to a show down he'd plaice a few kopecks on the tigger who wuzzent sayin' nothin'.
In a nother kage they had a laffin hyeeny, and I asts the Boss wot wuz he laffin aboute, an' he sed he diden' know, unless he wuz like some foaks who kep laffin so other foaks wooden get on 2 how bad they reley felt.
The Boss says a good laff is uzually a good asset, but that the hyeeny wuz in wrong.
In one corner wuz 2 giraffs with neks ten fete long; I'm glad I aint got no nek like that az it wood taik mor'n 5 cents worth of sody watter to taist awl the way down.
The Boss says that if he wuz a noos paper photographer he'd get one of them giraffs an' Crane him for a tripod.
They wuz so mutch goin' on at the saim time in the big tent that I kant remember mutch of it.
The Boss said it reminded him of some show kases he had sean.
They had a strong woman an' she pulled against a teme of foar horses an' stopped 'em. The Boss says the horses diden' kno' no better, and that pullin' against anny woman iz sum job.
At the saim time the strong lady wuz doin' her stunts a feller in pink tites wuz ridin' a bicickle on a wire, an' he don' it jus' as eezy.
The nex' day I tuk my big brother Will urn's whele an' tride to ride it on ma's closline - Bill aint got mutch wheel now, but I've got a bump on my bene that taiks 2 hats to cover.
Az we wuz komin oute affter the show, they wuz sellin' there regler 5 cent pink lemmonaid for 1 cent a glass and I drunk 2 of 'em, an' they maid me awful] sik.
The Boss says you can uzually bee suspicious of a atey per cent, diskount bargain.
On the way hoam I asts the Boss why wuz it that the frekes in the side show diden' airways kom up to the pitchers of 'em on the oute side, and he sed he gest it wuz bekaus the man that painted the pitchers diden' see the frekes.
The Boss says them side show pitchers allways reminds him of the photographers who asts the paper manufacturers for sample printz for their show kases, as the work they turn oute inside don't uzually kom up to the samples at the door.
The Boss says runnin' a studio aint no side show, an' that you gotta remember your studio iz a big tent proposishun, an' awl your performurs haz gotta liv' up to their lithygrafs.
Call it a shop, a studio, a gallery, or what you will; it is invariably the man that makes the name good, and in this case we have no doubt that the business would come to the man just the same were the Larrimer Art Shop called by any other name.
However, there is no denying the advertising value of a name, and it is a relief to see a photographer get away from the idea that his place of business must of necessity be called a gallery.
Mr. Larrimer has ideas of his own and is also on speaking terms with other people's ideas, and when he meets an idea that seems to have good points and is willing to be friendly with him, he takes it by the hand and gives it a real hearty, welcome shake, and if it doesn't fall all to pieces in that hand shake, it's pretty sure to be a good idea and worth using.
Mr. Larrimer has been in business in Marion, Ind., for twenty-two years, and as will be seen by the illustrations we reproduce in this issue, his customers are receiving the benefit of the experience and progressiveness which have placed him at the head of the National Association.
Mr. Larrimer says he is in business for his health and that both health and business are good, and we have no doubt of it, for his everlasting ambition and aggressiveness is conducive to good business; good business begets peace of mind and peace of mind in turn is the sign of a good healthy digestion.