encephlosmack (encephlosmack) wrote in sideshows,

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New to the big top

Hi all I found this community and agree we need to get it going. Not much looks like its been done but I think it could be really great. I collect classic side show memorabilia and ephemera and would love to speak with people who have actually worked some shows. I added two new books to my collection over the holidays and must say their both worth checking out, Monsters ( a collection of 1800's portraits of the Bowery side shows by Chas Eisenmann)and Wild, Weird and Wonderful (A collection of photos from the early Barnum and Ringling shows). Both were complied from negatives that belonged to commercial portrait photographers who had a love of the circus and its performers.
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