They are photos taken by an unknown photographer of a circus in the early 1930s. Thanks to the Tyne & Wear Museum. You can see the rest of these photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twm_news/sets/72157627692102509/
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Great work dude…
I just watched the movie “Water for Elephants” last night. What a perfect photo to view today! (Very good movie, btw).
Its an altered image…it’s not real. But boy is it creating controversy on Pinterest.