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    Ernesto Sisters, high-wire artists. "Lithographs of the 1890s," Bandwagon, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Jul-Aug), 1963, p. 9.

    Bird Millman (1890-1940) was a celebrated female high-wire performer. During the “Golden Age of the American Circus,” she was a premiere attraction with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

    The Pasquali Bros. (late 19th century acrobats from Belfast)

    Ringling Brothers Circus Poster

    Ringling brothers.

    Ringling Brothers - Circus Museum display

    Circus Poster

    Famous mid-century juggler, Francis Brown, and his sister at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Show in 1949.

    Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey Poster

    circus girl

    Sisters

    Clark & Sons Circus poster

    Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus by thorntm, via Flickr

    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus program, 1952.

    The Leondor brothers acrobats. Ringling Bros Circus (1894)

    Ringling Brothers Circus, 1958

    Sisters, 1875 by Black History Album, via Flickr

    Sells Brothers Circus Poster

    1900

    Little Gregory Hines, His Brother Maurice Hines and Mr Dizzy Gillespie - Jet Magazine October 7, 1954 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr