Circus Girls Wednesday 23 April, 2014 In Vintage looking through these photos made me realise that you have to be damn tough to be a Circus Girl. these were taken in 1949 by Nina Leen for LIFE. Related posts: Children’s Fashions Glamour Girls of the Air LIFE visits Arrowhead Springs circuscircus girlsfound photoslife archiveslife magazine archivesold photosVintage 23 Comments Emma 7 years ago Reply I love everything from the 1940s and older and back in those days the circus was something really amazing. I’m fascinated by the art of the circus, that’s why I also joined a circusschool a couple of years ago. It’s magical to be a part from it! xoxo Emma Jane berlin 4 years ago Reply God I love this post!!! Anna Louise 7 years ago Reply Did you notice that in the fifth photo all the shoes would be highly on trend today? The ones on the far right look like Restrepo. I was there in September! Cheers, Anna Louise Emilia 7 years ago Reply My favorite vintage imagery is of the circus.. thank you so much for posting these beauties!! Those circus girls were tough, beautiful, glamourous, fit, strong & FUN! Over the Weekend 7 years ago Reply Gorgeous photos :) @streets_stripes 7 years ago Reply Love this old photo essay of Circus Girls from LIFE http://t.co/kDP4rCNZUu Cuero&Mør 7 years ago Reply Love love the vintage photos of this magazine!! It reminds me my mum´s pictures when she was young!! :) http://cueroandmorinspiration.com/fig-tapenade/ @RobbieMaakestad 7 years ago Reply @daycathy A friend posted this on Facebook and I thought you might be interested if you haven’t seen these previously http://t.co/PsA1FEb6gg maggie 7 years ago Reply These are absolutely incredible. I love the one of the woman dangling upside down with a cigarette in her mouth. @hannahjspear 7 years ago Reply Circus Girls. http://t.co/xOQ58o2AHn @MarionBernes 7 years ago Reply Circus girls in 1949, @LIFE : http://t.co/3oCIio2gMW … via @miss_moss http://t.co/cWtsdg4vZ1 Amy V 7 years ago Reply Such babes, imagine the stories they tell their grand kids. I did a photo series on a circus in Edinburgh a few years ago, it really is a world of its own. Emily 7 years ago Reply LOVE! Amazing women. :) @Jacqueline_E_B 7 years ago Reply Running away, joining this Florida circus back in 1949. Cool chicks shot by Nina Leen: http://t.co/i5IY6uLrqG http://t.co/zizA9KPIm2 Sophie Overett (@SophieOverett) 7 years ago Reply 1940s circus girls are the best. http://t.co/nehUg4Dm2h Pingback: Required Reading - Rebecca Atwood Designs @TomboyTarts 7 years ago Reply Smoking a cig while hanging off a trapeze. All in a day’s work! @miss_moss: Circus Girls 1949 http://t.co/dgF3O8ChnU http://t.co/xej1qhsBLM @FotoCare 7 years ago Reply Some #vintage photos of ladies in the #circus featured in LIFE Magazine http://t.co/xsBayihlAe via @miss_moss and @LIFE @alliejcarr 7 years ago Reply Don’t say I don’t ever share nuthin’: http://t.co/IebyTRNwAF #circusgirls Reni 7 years ago Reply You really do have to be tough. I’ve done circus since I was eleven. Coaches are brutal, crowds can be too, and don’t even get me started on directors. But its all worth it when you nail a trick and the crowds cheer. Pure bliss. thelittleliongirl.com @mundobrel 7 years ago Reply Circus Girls http://t.co/wMutnE56vU Caroline Hancox (@carolinehancox) 6 years ago Reply Amazing photos by Nina Leen, off to google her. http://t.co/VXFM0ATl8Q http://t.co/kz4iADVfjR love quotes 5 years ago Reply Love love the vintage photos of this magazine!! It reminds me my mum´s pictures when she was young!! :) quotes about life Write A Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.