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    Vintage circus performers.

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    Circus strongwomen, 1904. F. W. Glasier's Circus Photographs

  • Meredith Begin

    #strongwoman with hat - #SFTWF - Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier Charmion, Strong Woman, 1904 Popular on the vaudeville stage and in the circus as a trapeze artist and a strong woman, Charmion played upon the tension between feminine beauty, incredible strength and physical perfection. Boldly displaying her partially disrobed physique, she executed a single and double biceps pose for Glasier’s camera.

  • Kellie CA

    Circus Performer: Strong Woman, 1904

  • Circus Now

    Talk about circus strong! Here's a great photo of trapeze artist and strong woman, Charmion. Photo by Frederick W. Glasier, 1904.

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