Juggler Lottie Brunn, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, 1949

Retro American Circus Photos

.Polish-born Stephan Bibrowski began his American show career in 1901 with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. "Lionel, the Lion-Faced Boy" stood on the platform and told his life story to an intrigued crowd: he had been born in Wilezagora, Poland, in 1890

.Polish-born Stephan Bibrowski began his American show career in 1901 with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. "Lionel, the Lion-Faced Boy" stood on the platform and told his life story to an intrigued crowd: he had been born in Wilezagora, Poland, in 1890

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

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

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