Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

A Victorian Flea Circus: The Smallest Show on Earth – Mimi Matthews

During the 19th century, the flea circus was a popular sideshow attraction.  Often billed as the “smallest circus in the world,” it took place in a ring the size of … Continue reading

04/02/2016 · Leave a comment

vintage everyday: Children fascinated by a circus billboard, ca. 1930s

Children fascinated by a circus billboard, ca. 1930s Silvan Drew Circus Source: vintage everyday: Children fascinated by a circus billboard, ca. 1930s

03/12/2016 · Leave a comment

Victoria Chaplin … very much her father’s daughter. | 1951 Club

Victoria Chaplin is a British circus performer. She was born on May 19, 1951 in Santa Monica, California. She is the daughter of comedian Charlie Chaplin from his fourth wife, Oona O’Neill, and the granddaughter … Continue reading

02/23/2016 · Leave a comment

Vintage Circus Clown | FROM THE BYGONE

Circus Clown via Source: Vintage Circus Clown | FROM THE BYGONE

12/12/2015 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on THE CABINET CARD GALLERY:
This cabinet card portrait features a pretty young woman who was quite a daredevil. She was the first female canonball. Her stage name…

06/15/2015 · 1 Comment

Roll up, roll up…a visit from the Great United States Circus

Originally posted on Notes from 19th Century Birmingham:
Life in Victorian Birmingham could be a hard slog but scanning the notices in local newspapers of the day reveals a great…

01/08/2015 · Leave a comment


Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories:
Clowns inspire laughter and happiness in some people, and fear or aversion in many others. They have been around for more than…

09/23/2014 · 7 Comments