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Take me back...to 1952  I was doing my usual flitting through vintage photographers on the internet yesterday (it is an obsession) and came across these photographs by Loomis Dean..Oh..My..Grapejuice!!!! i practically had a heartattack.. i havent seen anything more perfect..and i haven't wanted to step back in time more after seeing these (although im always pretty sure i was born in the wrong era).  Photobucket

I searched the archives of the LIFE magazine and found these beautiful photos of the early days of the circus. Circus Girl University Of Fl.

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Upside down

Cornell Capa :: Circus performer hanging upside down, 1947 / Getty Images (ladder, trapeze artist)

She aspires to these kind of tricks

beginner: half angel (locked gazelle to half angel beginner sequence)

One brave woman!

Vintage circus: trapese artist - I’m not sure when this was taken, but I’m guessing from the costume that maybe it’s

"Handstand' on trapeze

Flying Friday! Got to play on the trapeze for the first time on Wednesday!