The show worked under canvas and was titled "The Two Oles". The show was successful and Engesser opened four more shows. The acts that first year included George's daughter Vates, the Irwins doing a high wire, and Kelly & Dorey Miller performing a tumbling act. In later years western movie actor Jack Hoxie and animal trainer Milt Herriot (father of John Herriot) would join the show.
The circus grew and in 1928 George decided to change the name from "Zellmar Brothers" to "Schell Brothers". Engesser selected the title "Schell", because he had found a cache of paper (circus posters) which had been printed for an earlier Schell Brothers and never used. George Engesser married Vates Swenson and the couple had three daugthers Vates, Georgedda "Gee Gee" Zellmar andy Roxy. The item "2 RPPC Vaudeville Baby Vates Engesser Doll Gee Gee Circus photo Circus postcard" is in sale since Monday, October 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Postcards\Real Photo".The seller is "eberatfl" and is located in Clinton, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Montserrat, Ukraine.