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Circus, Sideshow & Cabinet of Curiosities


Circus, Sideshow & Cabinet of Curiosities

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Circus Tent; Matinee Performers 1931

“This may be a 17th C charmstone…where round crystals are found set in silver on a chain for dipping into liquids as charms against disease. Such crystal balls were often found in Northern European burials of the early Middle Ages (especially Germanic, Merovingian and Anglo-Saxon). Meaney suggests these balls were frequently complemented with a sieve-spoon and were mostly found in female burials.”

Secret poison case disguised as a book.

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Human Thighbone Kangling - With its wailing, eerie sound, the bone trumpet, or kangling, is intrinsic to the otherworldly atmosphere created by the Chöd ritual. The kangling is part of an ensemble of sacred instruments that emerged from the tantric crucible of India some fifteen hundred years ago.

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Retronaut - 1888: Balloon wedding

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Magnets made of leftover coins from traveling.

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Elegant Shahrefarang or peep box for viewing photos before the cinema age. The ancient motif of rampant sphinxes combine with western embellishments. Qajar Dynasty Golestan Palace. Tehran. e. 1800s

Mother and child

August Sander 1930, Group of Circus People

Ewald Redam (far left) was the principal athlete in a troupe of German strength performers who were active in the 20s. During WW I, Ewald, his Latvian life, Ludmilla, and two other athletes formed the Four Redams. The act was a great hit, even more remarkable because the women got as much attention for their strength feats as the men. In the 1930s, the group added two more strong women.

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Bone Dagger's from New Guinea at Maastricht - Tefaf

Victorian Odin

1920s girls with butterfly wings

Butterfly Girls, Digital Download, Vintage Photo,

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1920's pin up girl in bathing suit

Old school extreme sports at the top of the Empire State building.

The Phantom Limb puppet theatre company performs “69° South – The Shackleton Project”

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Codex Runicus, a vellum manuscript from around 1300 AD containing one of the oldest and best preserved texts of the Scanian Law, written entirely in runes.

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ANCIENT VIKING RUNE STONE LUNAR CALENDAR 1000 AD Norway

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Viking craftsman lost all his equipment while he traveled across the lake Mästermyr on the island of Gotland. In 1936 the wooden chest containing all the tools were found at the bottom of the former lake, whichhad turned into a bog. There are axes, hammers, tongs, files, rasps, whetstones among the 200 objects that were found in the chest. The funny thing is that the tools are at least 1000 years old but look like they could have been made today.