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Paul Binder, as an auguste, in the finale at the Big Apple Circus (1978) http://www.bigapplecircus.org/

Paul Binder, as an auguste, in the finale at the Big Apple Circus

Mr. Stubs (Michael Christensen, left) and Grandma (Barry Lubin) at the Big Apple Circus (1984).

Stubs (Michael Christensen, left) and Grandma (Barry Lubin) at the Big Apple Circus

Paul Binder, ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus

Paul Binder, ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus

Mr. Stubs (Michael Christensen, left) and Gordoon (Jeff Gordon) at the Big Apple Circus (1986)

Stubs (Michael Christensen, left) and Gordoon (Jeff Gordon) at the Big Apple Circus

Barry Lubin, Grandma the Clown (Big Apple Circus).  How did you come up with your clown character?  Is it as much fun performing in Europe as it was here in NYC?

Barry Lubin, Grandma the Clown, in Final Big Apple Tour

Barry Lubin, Grandma the Clown (Big Apple Circus). How did you come up with your clown character? Is it as much fun performing in Europe as it was here in NYC? # Clowns are healers # bring on the laughter

Hey Barnum owners: you're right people should get to see animals at a circus. Just not mistreated, large predators and pachyderms that belong in the wild! Follow the lead of the increasingly-popular Cirque de soliel or Big Apple Circus to use acts thy WANT to be on stage performing and aren't prodded with hooks and whipped!!!

Nicole and Alana Feld come from a long line of circus folk, so they are well aware of the challenge of bringing a century-and-a-half old attraction

Jean Allen and Her Elephant - Circa 1930's

Circus Performer with elephant. please stop the abuse of circus animals by boycotting current circuses that use animals in their acts

Vlastek and son Vincent are the 6th and 7th generation of the Valla-Bertini family; known throughout the circus world for their exceptional skills as acrobatic unicyclists. Image from Circus World Museum website

Vlastek and son Vincent are the and generation of the Valla-Bertini family; known throughout the circus world for their exceptional skills as acrobatic unicyclists. Image from Circus World Museum website

Evolve:  Ban Circus Performances Using Animals

Evolve: Ban Circus Performances Using Animals

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Diablo

Big Apple Circus: Metamorphosis - Diablo

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

Fred and Ella Bradna vintage circus performers source circushistory.org

Fred Bradna carrying his wife Ella over a muddy lot in "Fred W. Glasier, Circus Photographer," Bandwagon, Vol. 4 (Jul-Aug), p.

Evan and Lauren's Cool Blog: 3/30/13: Big Apple Circus Legendarium in Boston

3/30/13: Big Apple Circus Legendarium in Boston

Today we were able to go and see the amazing performers in the Big Apple Circus Legendarium at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

The Valla-Bertini Troupe

The Valla-Bertini Troupe

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