Thursday, February 27, 2014
Vintage Inspiration: Circus
As a child, I loved the circus. I blame Big Top Pee-wee. The circus combines bearded ladies, lion tamers, elephants and cotton candy and has always struck me as equal parts creepy and entertaining. Getting a ticket to the traveling circus was an incredibly popular way to entertain yourself in the early twentieth century. Now as a vintage clothing collector I notice how amazing the costumes are from these early circus performers. Looking at these photos has me wanting to sew sequins, tassels and feathers to all my clothing!
Photo credits here, here, here, here, here and unknown.