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Circus

Whether it's vintage or just amazing (as long as there are no clowns, I don't do clowns!), everyone has to admit they've at some fleeting moment wanted to join the circus!

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Vintage Circus Portraiture by Frederick W. Glasie

Nora Hildebrandt began her profession as the first ever tattooed lady in the 1890s by touring with the Barnum and Bailey Circus at which point she was covered, neck-down, in over 365 tattoos. Her place in history is due mostly to the fact that her father, German born Martin Hildebrandt, was America’s first professional tattoo artist. Nora stood in as a canvas for her father

Gabrielle, the living Half Lady, 1890

Knife Thrower's Assistant.

Butterfly Acrobat

Trapeze Artist

"A Circus Girl." 1908 photograph by Frederick W. Glasier of Brockton, Massachusetts.

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Vintage Circus Tattooed People

Circus performers

circus performers

Vintage Circus Portraiture by Frederick W. Glasie

Vintage Circus Tattooed People

BEARDED LADY

Balancing act - Edwardian

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Trapeze artists - Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier

tattooed lady Trixie Richardson

#circus #costumes

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Nora Hildebrandt began her profession as the first ever tattooed lady in the 1890s by touring with the Barnum and Bailey Circus at which point she was covered, neck-down, in over 365 tattoos. Her place in history is due mostly to the fact that her father, German born Martin Hildebrandt, was America’s first professional tattoo artist. Nora stood in as a canvas for her father