Quirky bright colours = the mysterious and wonderful life of a circus. In America, the circus industry used to be huge and well known for its showbiz.

Stephan Bibrowsky (1890-1932), known as Lionel the Lion-Faced Man. Sideshow performer for Barnum & Bailey’s Circus.

Vintage Photography: Stephan Bibrowsky Lionel the Lion Faced Man, sideshow performer for Barnum and Bailey's Circus

Trapeze artist Emily Schadel, c. late 19th C.

Title: Trapeze Artist Emily Schadel Description: Studio portrait of trapeze artist Emily Schadel, posing on a trapeze. Image ID: 23009 Creator Name: Elite Collection Name: Circus and Rodeo Photographs, ca.

A lovely curly haired snake charmer by the name of Millie Betra (known as the Serpent Queen), who worked for Ringling Brothers. #circus #performer #vintage #woman #snakes

The Serpent Queen. Ringling Brothers circa Millie Betra, Ringling Bros, The Serpent Queen. Have not found out much about this lady - photo was taken in Milwaukee.

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Aerial hoop performer dressed in a burlesque themed outfit. circus burlesque is amazing. one day i will be at this level

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