Wednesday, September 21, 2011

15 Wonderful Color Portrait Photos of Circus Performers From Between the 1940s and 1950s

A peek into a more innocent – some might say naïve – age, before the days of Women’s Lib and animal rights when the American circus was the grandest show business industry on Earth.

Traveling tens of thousands of miles and playing to audiences tens of thousands strong, these stills capture the behind the scenes lives of the glamorous circus showgirls.

These vintage color photos show us the 1940s and 50s as we’ve rarely seen them before, especially the shot of the lady cuddling the cute pussy between her legs.

showgirl barnum & bailey, 1946

circus showgirl, 1950

aerial ballet showgirl, 1949

king bros circus, 1950

wardrobe wagon, 1959

ringling bros circus girl, 1945

performer lottie brunn, 1949

circus performer couple, 1954

mardi gras girl, 1952

circus people, 1955

dailey bros circus, 1950

circus women, 1956

circus girl, 1950

birthday flowers, 1941

aerialist pinito del oro, 1953

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