Pinito del Oro reading a newspaper on her trapeze Washington (c.1955)

Aerialist Pinito del Oro reads newspaper while balancing on her head on a trapeze bar

Circus Girls of Florida State University, 1952

Circus Girls, Florida State University, 1952 Loved the Flying High Circus! Learned how to juggle in the there!

theniftyfifties:  Circus performers, 1950s.

Here are 21 breathtaking vintage photos of scary and dangerous circus performances that you may no longer to be seen. A vintage circus p.