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PT Barnum – America's Circus (powerpoint) | Historymartinez's Blog

PT Barnum – America's Circus (powerpoint) | Historymartinez's Blog

Circus performers, 1955.  I love the old school underbelly of yesteryear's circuses.

Circus performers, 1955. I love the old school underbelly of yesteryear's circuses.

27 vieilles affiches de cirques et cabarets - La boite verte

27 vieilles affiches de cirques et cabarets

Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 - February 16, 1895), AKA "Lady Dot, The Midget Mite" or "Princess Paulina," was a midget. She was 17 inches tall and weighed 8 1/2 pounds. SHe was the smallest recorded woman ever. She died of pneumonia when she was only 19 years old. A Dutch documentary on Pauline was made in 2002.

Pauline Musters

Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 - February 16, 1895), AKA "Lady Dot, The Midget Mite" or "Princess Paulina," was a midget. She was 17 inches tall and weighed 8 1/2 pounds. SHe was the smallest recorded woman ever. She died of pneumonia when she was only 19 years old. A Dutch documentary on Pauline was made in 2002.

American clown and circus owner Dan Rice wore these striped pants in the 1860s. (From the Hertzberg Circus Collection of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas)

American clown and circus owner Dan Rice wore these striped pants in the 1860s. (From the Hertzberg Circus Collection of the Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas)

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