Compelling Portraits of Circus Performers
We spotted these fascinating photos of circus performers in Andrew Shaylor’s Behance portfolio and have been dreaming about running away to start our own misfit troupe ever since. The UK-based photographer states on his website that he started out…
Female Snake Charmer
A female snake charmer with the Cole Brothers Circus, watched by two children. For more information about this image, click here: www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=11746 To browse a featured gallery of Let's Go to the Circus! click here: www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/feature/circus/ Did You Know? The Wisconsin Historical Society produces giclée print reproductions made from high-resolution scans of original source material from its holdings. Custom orders are printed on matte or…
15 Mind-Blowing Old-Timey Photos You Won't Believe Are Real
People of the past are daring us to make sense of them, and once again, we've risen boldly to the challenge.
The Sideshow Banner Art of Fred G. Johnson
Fred G. Johnson painted circus and sideshow banners for 40 years while working for the O. Henry Tent and Awning Company in Chicago from 1934-1974.
The Most Famous Circus Freaks from Sideshow History
The freak show has a long and bizarre history. Here are some of the most famous circus freaks ever mesmerize audiences inside the sideshow tent.