Luc Sante | Slideshow

Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier


Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier: Slideshow: Slide 6

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Joan of Arc, circa 1912

In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Joan of Arc in 1424, the Ringling Bros. Circus created a colossal extravaganza, a “Matchless Spectacular Sensation of the Age,” around her life and times. The story of the Maid of Orleans, who confronted authority with inspired leadership, resonated in a world pulled by the political realities of war and cultural changes created by the suffragette movement.

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