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Acrobats Collection

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales

Poster, Robert Brothers Circus, Caernarvon, Wales. circa 1960s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Kirk and Saraski music hall aquatic acrobats

Kirk and Saraski music hall aquatic acrobats. Sisters known as ?the aquatic marvels?. Performed dives, acrobatics and endurance feats in a tank of heated water

Background imageAcrobats Collection: In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" Old Bill has practically decided to try to get Private Shinio (the ex-comedy-juggler-and-hand-balancer) transferred to another platoon." The stoicism of Captain Bruce Bairnsfathers

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobates - acrobats

Acrobates - acrobats
A delightful illustration from Larousse Encyclopedia detailing a variety of acrobatic entertainers performing impressive physical feats. Date: 1930

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The Fritzsche brothers - German Bicycle Acrobats

The Fritzsche brothers - German Bicycle Acrobats from Leuben, Dresden, Germany. Date: circa 1907

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps

Advert, Mazda light bulbs and lamps
Advert, Mazda Light Bulbs and Lamps, with circus clowns Date: 1952

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Swimming Season

Swimming Season
Swimming scenes from pools in Wembley, Blackpool and San Francisco. The new Wembley pool is being opened by Rt. Hon. L. S. (Leo) Amery (1873-1955). Date: 1932

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Roller Skating Show

Roller Skating Show
Bella Avalon and Percy Athos perform an act on rollerskates in The New Prince's Frivolities at the New Prince's Theatre in London (later known as the Shaftesbury Theatre). Date: 1925

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Freddie Schweitzer and Marion Bellet

Freddie Schweitzer and Marion Bellet
Sketch depicting variety acts Freddie Schweitzer and Marion Bellet & The English Brothers. Presumably they were supporting Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch at the London Palladium. Date: 1939

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Japanese street performers, acrobats, children, Japan

Japanese street performers, acrobats, children, Japan, c.1880 s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The Flying Reos, Have a Bouquet? Date: 1922

The Flying Reos, Have a Bouquet? Date: 1922

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Les Terrianos, acrobatic troupe, really sensational Date: 1934

Les Terrianos, acrobatic troupe, really sensational Date: 1934

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobats, gymnasts and clown, 1st Hampshire Regiment

Acrobats, gymnasts and clown, 1st Hampshire Regiment
Acrobats, gymnasts and clowns - circus troupe 1st Hampshire Regiment of the British Army, c.1900

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The Hoffman Girls performing webbing act, London Hippodrome

The Hoffman Girls performing webbing act, London Hippodrome
The eighteen Gertrude Hoffman Girls performing their extraordinary acrobatic webbing act at the London Hippodrome, Leap Year, in 1924. Date: 1924

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Music cover, The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Music cover, The Man on the Flying Trapeze, song waltz, words by George Leybourne, music by Alfred Lee, performed by Shaw and Weston. 1934

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Newest turns at the London Hippodrome 1900

Newest turns at the London Hippodrome 1900
Newest turns at the London Hippodrome in October 1900 - Eugene Sandow, the famous strong man, Ghezzi the clown, the Sisters O Meers, the clever wire artists and M. Batty and his famous bear

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The Jugglers by Averil Burleigh

The Jugglers by Averil Burleigh
The Jugglers: A Study in Modernity, by Averil Burleigh (1883 - 1949). Exhibited at the Society of Women Artists in 1929. Date: 1929

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Circus poster with clown and acrobats

Circus poster with clown and acrobats. 20th century

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Circus poster with ringmaster, clowns and acrobats

Circus poster with ringmaster, clowns and acrobats. 20th century

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Roseray and Capella

Roseray and Capella
Dancers Simone Roseray and Capella, acrobatic dancing cabaret stars of the 1920s, photographed at the time they were performing in Berlin, after a successful run at the Concert Mayol in Paris

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobats, the two Nuttis

Acrobats, the two Nuttis
Illustration from Reigen Magazine, Germany, 1924 showing the acrobats, the two Nuttis Date: 1924

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Egyptian wedding and funeral rites, 18th century

Egyptian wedding and funeral rites, 18th century. A wedding party under a huge canopy follows a group of musicians and acrobats

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Silhouette, Circus Acrobats

Silhouette, Circus Acrobats. early 19th century

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Christmas card with acrobat, Jolly Xmas

Christmas card with acrobat, Jolly Xmas. circa 1930s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The Codonas acrobatic act at who appeared at the Wintergarten Theatre

The Codonas acrobatic act at who appeared at the Wintergarten Theatre, Berlin (Der Drei Codonas were the greatest circus stars of the first half of the 20th Century) Date: circa 1930

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Japanese Acrobats

Japanese Acrobats. The Gentleman in the centre has turned away in disgust at himself as he managed to lose his fan that morning.... Date: 1904

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Entertainer

Entertainer
London characters : the STREET ENTERTAINER works hard for his living, for theres plenty of competition on the pavements from rival acrobats, jugglers, escape artists and strong men. Date: circa 1870

Background imageAcrobats Collection: HOGARTH SOUTHWARK FAIR

HOGARTH SOUTHWARK FAIR
Southwark Fair Various performers compete to attract the publics attention. Date: 1733

Background imageAcrobats Collection: STREET ACROBATS / C. 1816

STREET ACROBATS / C. 1816
A Paris street acrobat stands on one leg on a candlestick which her partner holds steady, while their child does a handstand and a mother gives her daughter a coin for them Date: circa 1816

Background imageAcrobats Collection: STREET ACROBATS / C. 1815

STREET ACROBATS / C. 1815
A street acrobat stands on his head on a small support, while passers-by in a Paris street admire his skill Date: circa 1815

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Fawkes and his sleight-of-hand trick

Fawkes and his sleight-of-hand trick
Fawkes, a sleight-of-hand man, performs a trick; acrobats appear in a vignette. Date: circa 1780

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Stage performers - The Norman Bros. - Tumblers - USA

Stage performers - The Norman Bros. - Tumblers - USA. Date: circa 1928

Background imageAcrobats Collection: The E Floretty Trio - German Entertainers

The E Floretty Trio - German Entertainers
The E Floretty Trio - German Acrobatic Entertainers. A popular Trapeze Circus Act. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Korea: circus performers, acrobats

Korea: circus performers, acrobats
Vintage early 20th century photograph - Korea: circus performers, acrobats

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobat balancing pudding on nose on a Christmas card

Acrobat balancing pudding on nose on a Christmas card
Acrobat balancing a pudding on his nose on a Christmas and New Year card -- Balance of Currant Accounts. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobat balancing pudding on nose on a Christmas card

Acrobat balancing pudding on nose on a Christmas card
Acrobat balancing a pudding on his nose on a Christmas and New Year card -- Balance of Currant Accounts. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Schoolgirls practising gymnastics

Schoolgirls practising gymnastics to music (provided by an upright piano). Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: A Trio of French Child Contortionists and Acrobats

A Trio of French Child Contortionists and Acrobats. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Moscow State Circus in Cornwall

Moscow State Circus in Cornwall
Members of the Moscow State Circus performing near St Austell in Cornwall. Date: 1970s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Native acrobats, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Native acrobats, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Native acrobats in action, one on a tightrope, Jabalpur (Jubbulpore), Madhya Pradesh, India. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Tatler Christmas Number cover 1939

Tatler Christmas Number cover 1939
Front cover of The Tatler magazines Christmas Number featuring the Tatler character as a pantomime horse pulling aside the curtain of a Big Top to reveal a clown, acrobat and poodle. Date: 1939

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Barnum and Baileys circus, the Greatest Show on Earth

Barnum and Baileys circus, the Greatest Show on Earth, showing a woman on a tightrope with doves. Date: circa 1902

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Old Japanese Matchbox label with acrobats

Old Japanese Matchbox label with acrobats made in Osaka in Japan for the Chinese market Date: c. 1910s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Roger and Andre - Floor Acrobats

Roger and Andre - Floor Acrobats Date: circa 1930s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobat walking a tightrope on a stage

Acrobat walking a tightrope on a stage. circa 18th century

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobats, India, circa 1880s

Acrobats, India, circa 1880s. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Child acrobats, Japan, circa 1870s

Child acrobats, Japan, circa 1870s. Date: circa 1870s

Background imageAcrobats Collection: Acrobats on a Victorian scrap

Acrobats on a Victorian scrap
Acrobats in various poses on a Victorian scrap. Date: circa 1890s



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