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Tight Rope Collection

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Tightrope Cycling Act

Tightrope Cycling Act
A German husband and wife team perform a dramatic tightrope cycling act

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Flea Circus

Flea Circus
An advertisement for Professor Likontis wonderful Roumanian Fea Circus

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Female Blondin / Tightrope

Female Blondin / Tightrope
Madame Genevieve Young, the Female Blondin crosses the Thames between Battersea and Cremorne

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Blondin Audience Ledger

Blondin Audience Ledger
A fascinating unused page from a ledger to record the ticket sales and money accrued from a performance of the legendary tightrop walker Charles Blondin The Hero of Niagara

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Female Tightrope Walker

Female Tightrope Walker
A French woman tightrope walker in showy garb

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Young lady shortly fails to walk the tightrope

Young lady shortly fails to walk the tightrope
A young lady reads out a learned treatise upon tight-rope walking in a circus rather than actually performing on the high wire herself! Date: 1923

Background imageTight Rope Collection: The tight rope walker

The tight rope walker

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Czar Nicholas II tightrope walking on a line between three r

Czar Nicholas II tightrope walking on a line between three rifles on shore and a sinking ship. Date 1904 or 1905

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Tightrope performers at 4-H Club fair, Cimarron, Kansas

Tightrope performers at 4-H Club fair, Cimarron, Kansas. Date 1939 Aug

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Blondin Portrait

Blondin Portrait
CHARLES BLONDIN French tightrope walker, drawn during his visit to England. Date: 1824 - 1897

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Tightrope Girl

Tightrope Girl
Standing on a horizontal rope is not unduly easy, but female tightrope artiste Mickey stands on a vertical one and makes it look like a walk in the park! Date: 1940s

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Niagara / Tightrope 1860

Niagara / Tightrope 1860
Tightrope expert Farina crosses the Niagara. Date: 1860

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Can He Stay There by Alfred Leete

Can He Stay There by Alfred Leete
Uncle Sam, representing the United States of America, balances precariously on a tightrope of neutrality in 1915 trying to maintain its isolation status during World War One

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Comic Tightrope Walker

Comic Tightrope Walker
A crowd looks up at a comic tightrope walker in starry shorts

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Dutch Tightrope Walker

Dutch Tightrope Walker
This female Dutch tightrope walker performed in London during the reign of James II - the print is dated 1794

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Blondins Arena

Blondins Arena
The Gigantic Arena erected for a demonstration of the tightrope walking skills of the legendary acrobat Charles Blondin. Up to 5000 spectators filled the massive tent

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Blondins Tightrope

Blondins Tightrope
The exact schematics of the tightrope assembled for a performance by the legendary tight-rope walker Charles Blondon (1824-1897) who crossed Niagara Falls in 1859

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Balancing Bear / Rountree

Balancing Bear / Rountree
A small bear walks precariously along a telegraph wire while balancing a red ball on his nose, thinking, I Wonder What It Is?

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Popov on Tightrope

Popov on Tightrope
Popov the clown of the Moscow State Circus, defies gravity by walking the tightrope during a circus visit to Cornwall, England!

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Blondin Crosses Niagara

Blondin Crosses Niagara
Blondin crosses Niagara Falls (with his agent on his back!) Date: 1859

Background imageTight Rope Collection: Tightrope walker crossing falls near Quebec, Canada

Tightrope walker crossing falls near Quebec, Canada
Hardy, a well-named American, crosses the falls at Sault- Montmorency, near Quebec, Canada, performing feats for an hour


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