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Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Stunning Color!

We all remember how exciting it was to see the circus, but these days there are fewer and fewer chances to see them. Once a staple of recreation in the U.S., traveling circuses were a colorful attraction and each one had its own unique style. We found some incredible photos snapped by photographer, Charles Weever Cushman, from a 1946 Ringling Brothers circus that show how just interesting behind-the-scenes snapshots can be. And get this – all the photographs are in stunning color. Settle in and have a look back at a truly unique time in American entertainment with us!

Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

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Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

Audience members have a look around from atop hay bales. Via/ Flickr

Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

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Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

This reminds us of the Wizard of Oz. Via/ Flickr

Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

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Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

One of the performers practices balancing upside down on one hand near a line of drying laundry.Via/ Flickr

Take a Trip Back in Time to a 1946 Circus- In Glorious Color!

Via/ Flickr

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