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Take me back...to 1952  I was doing my usual flitting through vintage photographers on the internet yesterday (it is an obsession) and came across these photographs by Loomis Dean..Oh..My..Grapejuice!!!! i practically had a heartattack.. i havent seen anything more perfect..and i haven't wanted to step back in time more after seeing these (although im always pretty sure i was born in the wrong era).  Photobucket

Circuses and Gypsies :: Vintage Retro Black and White Circus image by niascissorhands - Photobucket

Carnival Performer Elly del Sarto, c. 1910

Elly del Sarto was a sideshow trick shooter of the early She also played instruments and was an all-around performer. One helluva woman, I'd say!

Stephan Bibrowsky

Vintage Photography: Stephan Bibrowsky Lionel the Lion Faced Man, sideshow performer for Barnum and Bailey's Circus