The Ringling brothers were seven siblings who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. All of them were orn in McGregor,Iowa and raised in Baraboo,Wisconsin.They merged their Ringling Brothers Circus with America's other leading circus troupes,ultimately creating the Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey Circus, which still tours today under their name.

The Ringling brothers were seven siblings who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. All of them were orn in McGregor,Iowa and raised in Baraboo,Wisconsin.They merged their Ringling Brothers Circus with America's other leading circus troupes,ultimately creating the Ringling Bros.Barnum & Bailey Circus, which still tours today under their name.

Natalie Sullivan of Sarasota, Florida, makes a realistic and breathtaking Mermaid, as she enacts her role in the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, now in session at Madison Square Garden. 1944

Natalie Sullivan of Sarasota, Florida, makes a realistic and breathtaking Mermaid, as she enacts her role in the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, now in session at Madison Square Garden. 1944

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus - Brian Resnick - The Atlantic

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus - Brian Resnick - The Atlantic

Vintage Circus | Charly Baumann, Animal Trainer | Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1970)

Vintage Circus | Charly Baumann, Animal Trainer | Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus (1970)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Wikipedia, the free ...

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus - Wikipedia, the free ...

Lions And Tigers Ringling Brothers Circus...my daddy took me, I wanna take Dax.

Lions And Tigers Ringling Brothers Circus...my daddy took me, I wanna take Dax.

Goodbye Elephants! Have fun in the real world...We will always remember you when we go to the circus!!!!

Goodbye Elephants! Have fun in the real world...We will always remember you when we go to the circus!!!!

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus - Brian Resnick - The Atlantic

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus

1940s Color Photos of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus - Brian Resnick - The Atlantic

From the Archives: Monika Kelly Recalls her Late Father, the Beloved Clown and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Legend, Emmett Kelly Sr.

From the Archives: Monika Kelly Recalls her Late Father, the Beloved Clown and Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Legend, Emmett Kelly Sr.

7' 7.5" giantess Sandy Allen with diminutive Hihaly Mezaros. Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, Indianapolis, 17 September 1975.

7' 7.5" giantess Sandy Allen with diminutive Hihaly Mezaros. Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, Indianapolis, 17 September 1975.

Superb crescent moon head dress - appears to be Ringling Brothers.  And people wonder why I'm terrified of clowns.

Superb crescent moon head dress - appears to be Ringling Brothers. And people wonder why I'm terrified of clowns.

For Love of 1940's Circus Showgirls - Ansco Color Film advertisement Emmett Kelly Ringling Brothers showgirls

For Love of 1940's Circus Showgirls - Ansco Color Film advertisement Emmett Kelly Ringling Brothers showgirls

DuBois attraction holds two of the last Ringling Brothers Circus trains

DuBois attraction holds two of the last Ringling Brothers Circus trains

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