The Flying Concellos Stars of the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1939 by Melvin Hale ArtistLA Melvin Hale (ArtistLA), an award-winning digital artist, uses vintage black and white photos and real photo postcards (RPPCs) to create realistic color
<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> Nothing but circus all day every day is the happy fate of these two performers' tots, who sit around the big tent watching as pretty Miss Lola practices on a tightwire and an acrobat balances an odd contraption on his feet.
The tale of George and Willie Muse, albino brothers living in the rural South during the late is stirring. According to accounts, the brothers were kidnapped as boys, sold off to a local carnival sideshow and paraded around the country.
"Circus Animals on Street. A troupe of elephants and a zebra walk down Street in Manhattan, New York City, heralding the arrival of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. April Photo by Otto Bettmann.
The MUSE BROTHERS- Born in the the pair were scouted by sideshow agents and kidnapped in 1899 by bounty hunters working in the employ of an unknown sideshow promoter. Black albinos, being extremely rare, would have been an extremely lucrative attraction.
A history of Ringling Bros. circus, soon to close forever