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Ed the Elephant

Regular price $25.00

Ed the elephant (also known as Charlie Ed) escaped from the circus in 1926 in Cranbrook, along with a number of other elephants who stampeded while getting off the train.

Ed became famous for his ability to elude capture, living on the lam for weeks until he was eventually found by local Ktunaxa First Nation trackers and recaptured.

He was served champagne and toast, then put aboard the train and shipped out to the next town on the circus route.

Ed was known to dance (he could do the Charleston!), and he's pictured on this shirt doing just that while perched atop his name. There's a statue in his honour in Cranbrook and a local brewery has an IPA that gives a nod to his story as well.

Learn all about him in the documentary we produced HERE, available for free viewing online.

• Unisex fit, soft feel
• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the centre

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½ 33 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28