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Jules Leotard

Jules Leotard

Unknown performer

Circus Historical Society website provides information on an organization dedicated to recording the history of the American circus.

Annie Jones (1860 – 1902) was an American bearded woman, born in Virginia. She toured with showman P. T. Barnum

Human Curiosities - Bearded Lady (Annie Jones, 1860 – was an American bearded woman, born in Virginia. She toured with showman P. Barnum as a circus attraction.

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Jules Leotard

Jules Leotard circus trapeze performer and acrobat. Credited as being the inventor of the circus trapeze act.

ca. 1855-95, [carte de visite portrait of two circus performers], Bradley  Rulofson via the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Carl Mautz Collection

[carte de visite portrait of two circus performers], Bradley & Rulofson via the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Carl Mautz Collection

1950s circus performers in front of aluminum airstream

The description reads: Clown and ballerina from Birthday Pageant. Chicago, Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Combined Show. Photo by Charles Cushman

Jules Leotard, inventor of the the flying trapeze act, and namesake of the leotard

Who knew Leotards where named after a man :) - "Jules Leotard, inventor of the the flying trapeze act, and namesake of the leotard.

Pierrette poodle

Pierrette poodle

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