Biography: Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

Biography: Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell


Harry A. Atwell (1879-1957) was an American photographer.

Atwell was hired for his first circus assignment in 1910 to travel with the Ringling Bros. Circus. Over the next forty years he documented the roustabouts, big top crowds, sideshow performers and center-ring stars of the circus during a time when shops, schools, and even factories closed when the circus came to town, so people could enjoy the fleeting pageantry of the traveling shows.

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell

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Circus Life photographer Harry A. Atwell


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