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Historic photos of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in Denver

From the Denver Post we find this archive of circus pictures. The surprising thing is the innocence of those times.

The   has made many visits to Denver over the years. Here we take a look at circuses past in 49 photos from The Denver Post archives.


SEP 28 1976 – Youngsters welcome circus animals to Denver. (Ira Gay Sealy/The Denver Post)


SEP 29 1976 – Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus. (Ernie Leyba/The Denver Post)


SEP 29 1986 – America’s own Wade Burck presents awesome rare white Bengal and gold Siberian tigers in all-new 116th edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. (Denver Post digital archive photo)


AUG 11 1955 – Ruth, elephant herd leader of the Ringling Brothers Barnum i Bailey circus, does a graceful headstand in rehearsal or Denver performances Friday and Saturday. (Denver Post digital archive photo)

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2 responses to “Historic photos of the Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in Denver

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