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  1. Katred Cargile says:

    I love these. That very first one would make an amazing tattoo…hmm…

  2. Timo says:

    Lumping these all together as “French” is a stretch. However, thanks for the interesting collection that piqued my curiosity:

    “Ferry, the Human Frog” appears to be a popular Australian/New Zealand act from the turn of the twentieth century.

    The “Nostradamus Jr.” poster has Spanish blurbs.

    “Chassino,” I suspect is an American or Canadian poster for a French act that toured the USA circa 1909.

    “Der Dampfmensch” or steam man is obviously in German, and is an Austrian poster for an act from Australia. It also appears to be from outside the given time frame; it is dated 1880 according to another published view.

    “Die Mysteriösen Catakomben” is also obviously in German, and is also dated 1880.

    The “Eighth Wonder of the World” seems most likely to be an American poster for Barnum’s Millie and Christine McCoy, conjoined (and ex-slave) twins.

    I’m not sure what that last picture is, but it sure doesn’t look like a circus poster.

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