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  • Harry William Swanström (1903 - 1957)
    He was a rancher, and a mechanic for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service. His birth certificate says that his name was Henry William Swanstrom, although he does not appear to have ever used that name. H...
  • Harry LeVine (1889 - 1973)
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  • Adam Forepaugh (1831 - 1890)
    Adam John Forepaugh (February 28, 1831 - January 22, 1890) was an American entrepreneur, businessman, and circus owner. Forepaugh owned and operated a circus from 1865 through 1890 under various name...
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Circus people are people who owned or were employed by a travelling circus, including performers suchs clowns, acrobats, animal trainers, musicians, and other stunt-oriented artists, as well as circus hands, managers, and accountants.

List of notable circus people

Owners

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/d8/89/dc/73/53444838af75bb49/yit23gup_t2.jpg P. T. Barnum (1810 – 1891)
American circus owner of the Barnum & Bailey Circus
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1a/32/85/96/5344483a94d91cd9/sethbhowes_t2.jpg Seth Howes (1815 – 1901)
American circus owner
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/6a/cc/08/e5/5344483e4c3f1ac3/fd46d-johnringling_t2.jpg John Ringling (1866 – 1936)
American circus owner of the Ringling Brothers Circus

Sideshow performers

https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/55/09/69/b2/534448392374b4fe/elizabeth_charlotte_stice_t2.jpg Lottie Grant (born Elizabeth Charlotte Stice)
American sideshow performer, known for her immense weight
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p8/9786/0907/5344483759b865f5/Charles_Stratton_t2.jpg General Tom Thumb (born Charles Sherwood Stratton)
American sideshow performer, known for his short stature
https://s3.amazonaws.com/photos.geni.com/p13/1c/71/fa/ac/5344483e4c4269a4/feb72rib_t2.jpg Lobster Boy (born Grady Franklin Stiles)
American sideshow performer, known for his deforming condition of ectrodactyly, in which the fingers and toes are fused together to form claw-like extremities

External links

Australian Circus Links