I was researching art for another project when I came across Nina Leen's photography for LIFE magazine. And this image stopped me dead in my tracks. Can you say Night Circus? I absolutely loved the book and recommend it highly.
If I could blow up this photo and hang it on my walls, I would do so immediately.
It ran along with a story on Ringling Bros. Circus in 1949. The caption: "Nothing but circus all day every day is the happy fate of these two performers' tots, who sit around the big tent watching as the pretty Miss Lola practices on a tightwire and an acrobat balances an odd contraption on his feet."
For those of you who have read the book, doesn't it remind you of the twins Poppet and Widget, who were born on opening night?