The Big Top

"Dear God. Not only am I unemployed and homeless, but I also have a pregnant woman, bereaved dog, elephant, and eleven horses to take care of." 

- Water for Elephants

I recently finished reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.  All in all, the book was okay. There was romance. There was hardship. Two people fell in love.  The token elephant saves the day. But what really appealed to me and kept my interest was the romance of running away with the circus.  And with that fascination, I began to search for old circus photos. Here are a few.