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I wish the source said more! Who was she? What circus did she perform with? Who made this wonderful lyra? I am amused that it is double picked. This must have been more of a static trapeze than a modern spinning act.

dark harlequin (Kari G by SSEVILLA) [Such fantastic details and edges. Jealous!]

The moment the dragon is slain, Guignol puppet show, Paris, 1963 photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt

Zelda Boden, circus performer, early 20th century.

The Circus would roll into town on the red-eye train and immediately all the Roustabouts would set to work putting up the Big Top and getting everything ready for that afternoon's or evening's performance, early that morning the performers and animals would have their "Grand Parade" through town ti stir up excitement and entice the crowds to come out to the "Greatest Show on Earth" - photo 1900, New York

ca. 1870’s, portrait of Barnum’s bearded lady, Miss Annie Jones

Thora and Nellie joking with clown, Travelling Circus, c.1918 photo by E.O.Hoppe

I think I know these people!! 1920s sideshow carnival

Armand Henrion (Belgium 1875 - France 1958), Clown with Cigar, 1920s oil on panel