From a story on the Ringling Bros. Circus in the April 4, 1949, issue of LIFE. The caption for this picture: “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.”
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