After my rant from this post I thought I’d post something a little more helpful on the subject of circus history. Released by world famous publishers Taschen, ‘The Circus 1870-1950’ book should be on the (reinforced!) shelves of anyone remotely interested in circus history.
Or if you like supporting local shops do that, go out of the house into daylight (more likely rain) and have a lovley conversation with an actual human (although my experience of local book shops is a little more like this).
*Note in the video above the clips of Lottie and Francis Brunn, cool eh?!
- Rare Images from the Golden Age of Circus, 1870-1950 (brainpickings.org)