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Circus Performers and Animals

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Description: Fred and Ella Bradna, equestrian director and performer for Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey. There are several other performers and a dog, relaxing in t...
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Circus Performers Gather to View Eclipse

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Description: Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey circus performers gathered in front of a circus tent to view a solar eclipse. Some are wearing protective eyeglasses.
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Circus People with Fish

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Description: A crew of people from the circus, possibly Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey, holding up their catch after a fishing trip.
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McCormick Catalog Art

Date: 1891
Description: Back cover illustration of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company catalog. Shows children and adults, some of them circus performers, inside a large tent...
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Circus Performers and Airplane

Date: 1930
Description: A giant and other circus performers, including Harry and Daisy Earles, posing in front of a Midwest Air Transport airplane while a crowd is watching from b...
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Circus in Town

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Description: Elevated view of crowds watching a circus parade at the corner of West Water and Grand Avenue. In the foreground are four people on horseback. Beyond them...
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Corben Airplane and Circus Performers

Date: July 29 1933
Description: A group of circus performers pose outdoors with a Corben airplane. The tall Man is Jack Earle, and one of the little people is probably Lia Graf.
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"Bumpsy" Anthony, Circus Clown

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Description: Circus clown, "Bumpsy" Anthony, stands in front of a tent.
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Clown in Polka-Dotted Suit

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Description: A clown wearing a small hat with a feather, a polka-dotted suit, and large gloves, stands near a tent.
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Spader Johnson the Clown

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Description: Spader Johnson dressed as a clown.
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Female Snake Charmer

Date: 1935
Description: A female snake charmer with the Cole Brothers Circus, watched by two children.
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Horse and Performer

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Description: A horse, with a man standing in the stirrups of the saddle while twirling a lariat.
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Circus Performers

Date: 1935
Description: Circus performer Harriet Hodgini, sits on the gate of a truck helping Otto Griebling, a circus clown, apply his makeup.
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Couple in Circus Wagon

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Description: A man and a woman, in the process of getting dressed for a circus performance, pose informally in the back of a circus wagon.
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Women Circus Drummers

Date: 1942
Description: Five women drummers with the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus posing with striped drums. They are wearing band uniforms, including large hats to...
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Clown in the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus

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Description: A clown in the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus standing outside a tent near a wagon, with his left hand holding onto a tent rope. He is wearing a beret-style hat,...
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Female Circus Performer

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Description: A female Cole Brothers Circus performer is shown in costume, wearing a tall plumed hat, with a tent as a backdrop.
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Clyde Beatty

Date: 1933
Description: Clyde Beatty, with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, sits on a chair outside a circus tent with two young tigers.
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Diamond Kitty of the Shrine Circus

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Description: "Diamond Kitty," a performer with the Shrine Circus, poses with a large group of people in front of the sideshow tent housing the "World's Fattest People"...
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Clowns with Circus Performer

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Description: A group of 11 circus clowns poses with a pretty young female performer in a circus tent. This could possibly be part of a movie set.

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