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Charles B. Tripp, the armless man and Eli Bowen, the legless man, riding a tandem. 1890s

If this isn’t teamwork, what is? Charles B. Tripp the armless man and Eli Bowen the legless man ride a tandem bike together. Related Armless Archer Set the Record …

The Flying Concellos Stars of the Ringling Bros, Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1939 by Melvin Hale

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

Photographs chronicling the lives lived behind the scenes at the Ringling Brothers circus extravaganza in the late 1940s.

LIFE at the Circus: Behind the Scenes With Ringling Brothers, 1949

<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.

inclusivityzone: morosky: George and Willie... | The Max Reddick Experience

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.

02 Apr 1968, Manhattan, New York City, New York State, USA --- A troupe of elephants and a zebra walk down 33rd Street in Manhattan, hearlding the arrival of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

"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.

george and willie albino blacks

The Muse Brothers Story: Men from Mars

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.

FILE - In this April 1, 1963 file photo, a Ringling Bros. Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is drawing to a close in May 2017, after 146 years of performances and travel. (AP Photo)

A history of Ringling Bros. circus, soon to close forever

A Ringling Brothers Circus elephant walks out of a train car as young children watch in the Bronx railroad yard in New York City, April Photo by Associated Press

Jules Leotard, inventor of the the flying trapeze act, and namesake of the leotard.

Who knew Leotards where named after a man :) - "Jules Leotard, inventor of the the flying trapeze act, and namesake of the leotard.

Circus ring - now this would make an amazing party venue or better yet a wedding

Circus ring - now this would make an amazing party venue, lights, lights, lights.

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