Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890 – 1965

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2017-12-27 12:00:00
12:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until January 7
$3-$5

Location Info:

Fullerton Museum
301 N. Pomona Ave.
Fullerton, CA  92832
714-738-6545
The Golden Age of the circus, much like the golden age of anything else, is remembered with more fond nostalgia than it probably deserves. Long before animal activists changed the industry, touring circuses, especially popular during the Depression era, would bring tigers, lions, and elephants across the country to perform. And with them came dancing clowns, acrobats, and some very-human sideshow freaks. Circus life may not have always been kind— but what a show. Fullerton Museum pays homage to this with “Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890–1965,” a selection of colorful old posters, glittering vintage costumes, and surreal photography that makes for one very romantic collection from the past.

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