Extraordinary Vintage Photos of The American Circus by Frederick W. Glasier

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Queen, the High Diving Horse, Brockton Fair, Massachusetts, circa 1899 via

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Joan of Arc, circa 1912 via

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Ella Bradna, Equestrian, circa 1903 via

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Loie Fuller, Glorine, Butterfly Dancer, 1902 via

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Charmion, Strong Woman, 1904 via

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Nettie Carrol, circa 1904 via

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Annette Kellerman, circa 1907 via

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Gertrude Dewar, Mademoiselle Omega, Brockton Fair, Massachusetts, 1908 via

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Mademoiselle Scheel with Lions, circa 1905 via

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Living Statues, circa 1905 via

A Photo Collection of Vintage Circus Performers

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Circus Performer c.1905-15 via

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Trapeze artist, 1870s via

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Lizzie Marguett acrobat, 1910s via

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Strong man & acrobats in costumes, 1910s via

Della Royal Mrs. Rhoda Royal sits in a 2-wheeled cart decorated with flowers and harnessed to her world famous horse, Glendive, as taken from a 1906 handbill

Mrs. Rhoda Royal and Glendive, 1906 via

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Acrobats, 1910s via

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Lion tamer via

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Lady circus artist (Mademoiselle Marville) on her horse. She performed at the Moulin Rouge in Paris the Belle Epoque era. Photographer: Walery, Paris, pre-1905 via