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A mulher e o atirador de facas

antique cabinet photo from victorian age Gustavo Arcaris and Kate . knife throwing circus act

Jack Earle, the Cowboy Giant and Major Mite playing cards behind the tent line of Ringling Bros. show. (1934)

Jack Earl, the Cowboy Giant, and Midget Mite playing cards behind the tent line of Ringling Bros. show Photo by Leslie Jones

Imagem 29: Martin Laurello, mais conhecido como "Homem coruja", nasceu na Alemanha em 1886 e começou a mostrar a sua bizarra habilidade em apresentações pela Europa no século passado. Segundo ele, sua capacidade de girar a própria cabeça veio com 3 anos de treinamentos. Participou de circos de horrores.

Laurello, only man w/ revolving head. appeared in sam wagner's freak show on coney island, reputedly, he could rotate his head 180 degrees.

These Vintage Photos Of Circus Performers Will Give You The Shivers

16 Epic Cakes That Are So Well Done, You Would Refuse To Cut Them

weirdvintage: “Alice E. Doherty was born in 1887 with a rare genetic mutation called “hypertrichosis”, or “werewolf syndrome”, which causes excessive body hair. She was billed as “The Minnesota Woolly Baby”. At birth, she was covered all over in.

A day at the circus Undated

In 1906 the Ringling Brothers bought the Barnum & Bailey Circus merged it with their own popular circus and ran the business successfully into the


love old toys ! Girl with teddy bear. Vintage American photo, Julesburg, Colorado studio, c. The bear looks like a Steiff to me.

Vintage photo of a French clown and his friend

maudelynn: Vintage photo of a French Circus Clown and his Friend aka, a creepy skeleton.

So not actually a rodeo performer but a circus one, still... and note, she's performing this trick sidesaddle and in heels. Take that Roy Rogers!

Circus equestrienne - amazing riding, pity she couldn't hang on by something other than the poor horses mouth though

The Circus, 1870-1950 by TASCHEN by kReEsTaL, via Flickr

"Congress of Freaks" Ringling Brothers sideshow/freakshow attraction- vintage photo. I spy pepper on the bottom

Reminds me of my 'Indian Captive' historical fiction days in Junior High.   The true story of Olive Oatman, captive white girl in the Old West.

Olive Oatman: More Than the Girl with the Chin Tattoo

Olive Oatman was the first white tattooed woman in the history of the United States. ~ Olive Oatman was 13 when she travelled from Illinois to California with her Mormon family.