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Ringing Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1950

Posted on September 11, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Two unidentified performers with Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus, wait for their show call outside the big top in Lexington July 27, 1950. These photos are part of a series or portraits Herald-Leader photographer John C. Wyatt produced while the circus was in town for a one-day two-performance stand at the show grounds on Newtown Pike. The Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus Xtreme has been in Rupp Arena this weekend and will have two more shows today, at 2pm and 7pm.

Two unidentified performers with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus waited for their show call outside the big top on July 27, 1950 in Lexington. These photos are part of a series of portraits Herald-Leader photographer John C. Wyatt produced while the circus was in town for a one-day, two-performance stand at the show grounds on Newtown Pike. The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Xtreme has been in Rupp Arena this weekend and will have two more shows Sunday, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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