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Turn of the century duo of circus performers

1890s-1900s  European circus dancers. CDV. Private Collection

1890s-1900s European circus performers. CDV. Private Collection

The CDV is blank, back and front, but someone wrote their names and even the circus they toured with. Unfortunately I haven’t found info on either the circus or this pair of dancers/circus performers. I can’t even begin to imagine what their lives were like performing on the road back then. What do you think, siblings or a couple? It would make sense to imagine siblings growing up training how to dance, and they look similar.


Robert og Hilda Smith
Cirkus Frank C. Louis

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