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    .Circus girl and tiger

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    Vintage Circus Performers. One of the creepiest things ever.

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    Anonymous Works: Circa 1900 Cabinet Card of Man in Skeleton Outfit

    Circa 1900 Cabinet Card of Man in Skeleton Outfit

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    Circus clown

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    Mademoiselle Cleo, snake charmer and Paul T. Gilbert author and adventurer in 1921 at the Sells-Floto Circus.

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    The Pierced Man, a circus performer from the 1930s

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    Curiosa, a popular sideshow gaff where a woman sits behind a light board fitted over her shoulders so it appears as her headless body powers a lightbulb ca. 1920

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    Jules Leotard, inventor of the the flying trapeze act, and namesake of the leotard.

    The Development of Circus Acts

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    New York Circus Strong Woman 1905

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    Circus Clown

    vintagephoto: the circus trivia picture on VisualizeUs

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    Frank Esele (1900-unknown) was known as 'Freddie the Armless Wonder'. He was born without arms and had severe curvature of the spine; he was only 4'6''. He worked for Barnum and Bailey's Circus and at Coney Island.

    The Horror Zine Circus Freaks

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    Vintage circus poster, Barnum and Bailey

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    Schlitze Surtees (1901-1971) was born with with microcephaly, a neurodevelopmental disorder that left him with an unusually small brain and moderate to severe mental retardation. Those with microcephaly were often billed as 'pinheads', but Schlitze was known as "The Last of the Aztecs". He was often presented as being a woman. He loved to sing and dance and was a good mimic. He was a tremendous hit and worked for several famous circuses. He appeared in the movies Freaks and The Sideshow.

    The Death of Schlitzie the Pinhead

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    Vintage Circus

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    Mlle. Marzella's Cockatoos. Souvenir from Idora Park Carnival, Oakland , California. c. 1908.

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    Annie Jones raising a glass. Annie Jones (1860 – 1902) was an American bearded woman, born in Virginia. She toured with showman P. T. Barnum as a circus attraction. Photo c.1888

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    The Rajah with a Second Face

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    Circus Fun with the kids!

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    This clown is something out of Tim Burton’s dreams.

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    Two of my favorite things; clowns and puppy dogs

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    Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. His successes may have made him the first "show business" millionaire. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me." Barnum is widely, but erroneously, credited with coining the phrase "There's a sucker born every minute."

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    The Tattooed Lady

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    The Graciella's World Renowned Trained Birds'. Early 1900's vintage circus poster.

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    circus

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