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A Performing Elephant Never Forgets | Only in New England

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Queenie came into my life in March 1953, when she was 9 months old and I was 8... Read More »

Circus Smirkus | The Big Question with Founder Rob Mermin

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Rob Mermin fulfilled a common dream: he ran away and joined the circus. He toured Europe and Canada,... Read More »

Dead Frog Circus at the Wistariahurst Museum | Only in New England

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Kate Navarra Thibodeau becomes visibly exhausted when discussing her museum’s most popular artifact. As curator of Wistariahurst Museum... Read More »

P. T. Barnum, The Showman | Only in New England

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The first thing of note P. T. Barnum accomplished was getting thrown in jail. As a young newspaper... Read More »

The Circus Comes to Town

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One of my favorite photo pieces we’ve run in Yankee focused on the young performers of Circus Smirkus... Read More »

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

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In 1882 the Barnum and Bailey Circus signed a new act for the sideshow. It was called the... Read More »