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“The clown may be the source of mirth, but - who shall make the clown laugh?”    ~ Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

“ Not the clown, but in the red suitcase;) The clown may be the source of mirth, but - who shall make the clown laugh?” ~ Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

Circus performers, 1955.  I love the old school underbelly of yesteryear's circuses.

These vintage shots dug up by How to Be a Retronaut are some of the earlier color photographs of circus folk you’ll ever see. Culled from The Circus Book: they were shot at traveli…

Circus Jugglers The Three Groegs circa 1905 by redpoulaine on Etsy, $24.00

New to redpoulaine on Etsy: Circus Jugglers The Three Groegs circa 1905 USD)

during its heyday, the american circus was the largest show-biz industry the world had ever seen. from the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, traveling american circuses performed for audiences of up to 14,000 per show and crisscrossed the country on 20,000 miles of railroad in one season alone. taschen publishing has a beautiful coffee table book entitled circus chronicling the wild and woolly circus industry / sfgirlbybay

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.

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