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Vintage Circus Pictures

1920's circus clown

  • Andrea Kaine

    Really? 56 pins added? Pinterest etiquette?

  • Alice Kessner

    My apologies. You had so many wonderful vintage circus pics! I didn't know i was being rude.

Two early Ringling Brothers' circus clowns, whose photos appeared in the Ringling Annual under a section titled "Last of the Old-Time Clowns". Photographs relating to circus and rodeo performances, ca. 1875-1940. Included are images of costumed performers, behind-the-scenes work, circus tents, animals, crowds, publicity photographs, and images of performances.


French postcard dated 1900 that depicts two young children who worked as acrobatic performers with a traveling circus.

The Boomschmidt Circus giant and his legless wife

Mimi Berlin: Circus side show

The blessing of the Ringling Circus train. (1940s) | Florida Memory. I remember attending this when I was a little girl. Sarasota, FL was the Winter quarters for the circus.