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November 13, 2015

Breathtaking Vintage Photos of Scary Circus Performances You May No Longer to be Seen

Here are 21 breathtaking vintage photos of scary and dangerous circus performances that you may no longer to be seen.

A vintage circus performance

Acrobatic little female performers, 1900

Acrobats perform a delicate balancing act on a ledge of the Empire State Building in New York City, 1934

Aerial ballet, 1948

Circus contortionist balancing with his teeth, ca. 1900s

Circus legend Karl Wallenda crossing the Tallulah Gorge on July 18, 1970

Circus performer with elephant, 1937

Edwardian circus performer Pansy Chinery with dangling in the air by her teeth, 1916

Hand balance

Knife girl in a carnival performance

Living on the Edge

Pablo Noel performing a dangerous stunt in Hamburg, Germany in 1962

Snake swallowing, Paris, ca. 1960s

Sonora Webster Carver diving with her horse, Lightning

Suspended by suspenders

The Wife of the knife thrower

Trapeze artists, ca. 1950s

Trick cyclist riding around in the crazy mouse wheel

Trick rider Dorothy Herbert in 1967

Two acrobats doing a aerial balance by their teeth

A dangerous balancing performance


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