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Famous mid-century jugglers Francis Brunn and his sister Lottie at the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Show in 1949.
SELLS BROTHERS Enormous United Shows Circus Poster
Pinito Del Oro
Cristina María del Pino Segura was a trapeze artist. She was known as "Pinito del Oro". She worked with Ringling Brothers until 1960. This photo was taken in 1951 by Charles Cushman.
"Congress of Freaks" Ringling Brothers sideshow/freakshow attraction- vintage photo.
Clowns Pete Conklin and R. Hunting, Sells Brothers lithograph.
A female snake charmer with the Cole Brothers Circus, watched by two children. #vintage #circus #performers
A female Cole Brothers Circus performer is shown in costume, wearing a tall plumed hat, with a tent as a backdrop. #vintage #circus #performers
"Congress of Freaks". What a fabulous photograph. I love this.
Ernesto Sisters, high-wire artists. "Lithographs of the 1890s," Bandwagon, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Jul-Aug), 1963, p. 9.
Strong man acrobatic circus act; one man holds up 10 people, c. 1900