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Dailey Brothers Circus, 1950

The Flying Concellos Stars of the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1939 by Melvin Hale ArtistLA Melvin Hale (ArtistLA), an award-winning digital artist, uses vintage black and white photos and real photo postcards (RPPCs) to create realistic color digital paintings that bring the past alive. It's called Digital Realism. See the transformation of this artwork from black & white, and more at

H.A. Atwell, [Untitled, Circus Performers, Giant and Midget], 1920-30s

  • Elaine Adams

    That is not Tiny Tim.In 1915 when the preformed at Coney Island they went by their Original name.When they joined the Earles Circus They went by Earles.Daisy and Annie came from Germany in the late 20's.They became The DOLL family and Annie became Tiny Doll.They retired as the Earles.

  • Elaine Adams

    Tiny Tim was in the European circus.He was only 23'' tall and died England in 1938.Harry died in the 1980's in FL

  • charlene anne gibbons

    Thanks so much for all your comments. You are right! Now that I look at the photo more closely--the midget is Harry, one of the Doll Midgets. There is so much misinformation on the web--I don't want to add to it.

  • Elaine Adams

    Hi .My Uncle Pete was with the Earles circus in 1925. My aunt kept in touch with the Earles till Daisy passed. Annie passed in the 1990's. I know quite a lot about the 4 Schnieders from Germany. I told some of the stories,But I was told they were not true. Feel free to ask ,I'll try to answer them.Elaine

  • charlene anne gibbons

    My mother Artoria Gibbons was very good friends with the Doll Midgets. There was much correspondence between them. They let me wear their evening dresses when I was little.

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