Barnum & Bailey circus
Siegrist-Silbon Flying Act, Barnum & Bailey Circus, 1916 “This has always been considered one of the greatest flying acts of all time. On the far right is Clara Grow, the woman who would become the first Mrs. Alfredo Cordona. Cordona was the first to prefect the triple somersault on the trapeze. Clara joined the troupe in 1915. Also pictured: Marion Smith, Emily Hedder, Jennie Silbon, and Helen Bordner.” Taken from The American Circus: Wild, Weird and Wonderful- As Seen By F.W. G
thewriterwiner says: This is my great-grandfather. He was born in 1876, and he was maybe in his 20s here, so Id date the photo around early 1900s. He was a performer in Vaudeville (so Ive been told), and he was born in a small town in New Hampshire. Both his parents were French-Canadians. Thanks for the sexy strongman!