Royal Melbourne Show 1978 by " The Decisive Moment" Simon Nowicki Photography, via Flickr

Royal Melbourne Show 1978 by " The Decisive Moment" Simon Nowicki Photography, via Flickr

Sideshow men at the Melbourne's Royal Show 1945. National Archives of Australia. Major JA Wilson out front spruiking. Lester Quay right hand end.

Sideshow men at the Melbourne's Royal Show National Archives of Australia. Major JA Wilson out front spruiking.

Royal Melbourne Show, 2000

Royal Melbourne Show, 2000

Albury Show 1930s

Sideshow, 1930s, Carnival, Vintage Images, Amazing Things, Elephant, Bobs, Victoria, Squares

Royal Easter Show 1960's - these showbag displays are so close to the aesthetic of carny world hard not to include

Royal Easter Show - these showbag displays are so close to the aesthetic of carny world hard not to include

Boys playing game of hoops at the Perth Royal Show, 1938.

Boys playing game of hoops at the Perth Royal Show, Western Australia

The fat girl, Royal Show, 1956. Human and animal ‘freaks’ were a feature of sideshow alley until the 1970s. Advertisement, Courier-Mail, 9 August 1956.

The fat girl, Royal Show, Human and animal ‘freaks’ were a feature of sideshow alley until the Advertisement, Courier-Mail, 9 August

Portrait of Simon Spiteri pulling a bus with a rope held in his mouth, ca. 1960. Collection: National Library of Australia

Portrait of Australian strongman Simon Spiteri pulling a bus with a rope held in his mouth, ca.

Clowns, "Indians", girls and spruiker at sideshow, Sydney Royal Easter Show, 1930s

Clowns, "Indians", girls and spruiker at sideshow, Photo: Sam Hood. Collection: Sam Hood collection at State Library of NSW.

Third day of Newcastle Show (Newcastle, NSW 1957) (photo: Sam Hood)

Third day of Newcastle Show (Newcastle, NSW (photo: Sam Hood)

Fifth generation showman Tom Baker says he wouldn't change his carnie lifestyle "for quids". Picture: David Kelly Source: News Limited. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/longtime-carnies-share-why-they-love-their-colourful-lifestyle/story-fnihsrf2-1226690411803

Carnies stand by colourful life. Fifth generation showman Tom Baker says he wouldn't change his carnie lifestyle "for quids".

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