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    You know what they used to say about Jo of the Rio Grand Snake Farm? That he was a BADASS mother fucker

    "Daughter of the world bear"

    Girl and her snake. Adorable or something.

    Abbott Handerson Thayer as a young man. Artist and Naturalist could be called the Father of Camo as the military used his theories of camouflage in WW1.

    Exotic dancer/showgirl Neryda who danced for the World's Fair. Photo dated Feb. 28, 1936, by Kaufman & Fabry Co. S)

    Strange fruit

    Melvin Human Blockhead Burkhart

    Millie Betra, The Serpent Queen, Ringling Brothers Circus

    Transporting a circus elephant, early 1930s

    In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)


    gator ride

    vintage circus - Google Search cool hippo photo ...roll up circus hippo ethel was getting a tad annoyed that philip the clown kept poking her in the eye with a stick during her fashion shoot , and that emily hadnt allowed her to wear her tutu and put it on her self instead, dont fret she thought just wait until she goes back to wardrobe and finds I,ve pooped in her best ballet shoes

    Victorian stage performers, Frank, Charles, and Marie Majilton, ca. 1871


    if your faith is strong the serpent will not strike

    1920s sideshow performers

    Burlesque dancer Zorita walks her pet snake, 1937

    ostrich ride.

    1940s divers Photographer unknown #vintage #DeepSeaDiving #SCUBA

    Snake Dancer - 1921