Early 20th century photographs of circus performers

Tightrope walkers. Sad clowns. Strongwomen with bulging biceps. Acrobats. And yes, even a diving horse. These may be black and white photographs, but there’s no denying that circuses in the early 20th century were a colorful affair.

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Tightrope walker
Strong Women
Strong women
Tightrope walkers

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