Big Top Friday

I can’t imagine trying to perform in such a restricting corset (it looks like it would be difficult to breathe in, let alone flip around in), but I love the look.  And are those cherubs on the end of her trapeze?

The photo comes from the Wisconsin Historical Society. Apparently her name was Emily Schadel, but I was unable to find out anything else about her.  I’m tempted to do some non-school required research over the break…


2 thoughts on “Big Top Friday

  1. She’s balancing on the bar of the trapeze. She’s not even touching the floor. :3 I love old pictures like this. And hopefully I can save up enough money to have a few classes at the trapeze schools in New York or Chicago.

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