September 22, 2010

Lion Around

There's not much room on a circus wagon to pack chairs and stuff. Easier just to use what's already there.

Mademoiselle Scheel with lions, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
1905, photographer Frederick W. Glasier

9 comments:

m said...

I like her look. I wonder what happened to her.

leilalatex said...

I really really really really want to do what she's doing. Sitting on a contented lion, that is. Not performing in a circus.

A said...

Ahhhh, more lion pictures. Love 'em.
Sorry they're all in jail, of course.... At least Mlle. Scheel and the lions have each other....

Ms. Moon said...

Now that is a perfectly perfect photograph and I love it. The girl, the lions, the casualness of it all while at the same time, so magnificent.

downtown guy said...

Honestly, you should hit the from link on this one - it was very hard to choose my favorite from Glasier's circus photos.

m: I do, too, but in trying to find out I did discover that the lion's name was Prince.

Leila: And the lion looks so proud of the whole thing. The one lying down looks like she's weighing the photographer for dinner plans.

A: Not exactly solitary confinement.

Mama: You can't go wrong with lions.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

This is great. Love it! CATS.

May said...

That's what Owen will look like on his lion! (Sans circus dress, of course.)

downtown guy said...

He could wear his christening gown.

May said...

That is a marvelous idea.