Rare Vintage Shots of 1940s and 50s Circus Showgirls

A peek into a more innocent – some might say naïve – age, before the days of Women’s Lib and animal rights when the American circus was the grandest show business industry on Earth. Traveling tens of thousands of miles and playing to audiences tens of thousands strong, these stills capture the behind the scenes lives of the glamorous circus showgirls. The vintage color photos show us the 1940s and 50s as we’ve rarely seen them before, especially the shot of the lady cuddling the cute pussy between her legs.

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showgirl-aerial-ballet-1949

showgirl-aerialist-pinito-del-oro-1953

showgirl-barnum-bailey-1946

showgirl-birthday-flowers-1941

showgirl-circus-girl-1950s

showgirl-circus-people-1955

showgirl-circus-performer-couple-1954

showgirl-circus-women-1956

showgirl-dailey-bros-circus-1950

showgirl-king-bros-circus-1950

showgirl-mardi-gras-girl-1952

showgirl-performer-lottie-brunn-1949

showgirl-ringling-bros-circus-girl-1945

showgirl-wardrobe-wagon-1959

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