“Out For a Stroll”

In this photo taken in 1951, George “Happy” Darling and his elephant Punkin are pausing to say hello in front of a hotel cigar store in San Francisco, where Miss Ann Montgomery offers Punkin a piece of candy.

George "Happy" Darling and Punkin the Elephant, San Francisco, CA. 1951. Photo: Wide World

BANC PIC 2006.029–PIC, Carton: P148, Folder: Darling, G – L

According to the photo caption, Punkin is 2 and a half years old, lives in a trailer, and works at a kids circus at a San Francisco department store. What a busy life for an elephant!

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