Archive for the sideshow Category

Image Odyssey: Vintage Flea Circus

Posted in advertising, creatures, sideshow, vintage with tags , , , on September 3, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

My darling little kittens (who have not even left the top floor of my house yet), got fleas from a visiting family member’s outdoor cat, and it’s been impossible to get rid of them despite the most exhaustive efforts.

So we have to call in professionals today. While they work, feast your eyes on some vintage flea circus images (if ONLY these little buggers could be even mildly entertaining in this house…instead of the pestilent spawn of Hell they’ve proven to be).











Kelly Haigh

Posted in art, candy coated nightmares, illustration, macabre, sideshow, surreal on February 9, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Kelly Haigh seems to be quite a character. This spooky girl paints, adorns found taxidermy pals, cuts hair, and has a singing career.


Look what rolled in to town, the Carnivale. This is just one of the fun themes Miss Haigh has put to canvas.






For further images, make a date with the rest of her website:

Kelly Haigh

Image Odyssey: Victorian Flea Circus

Posted in antiques, creatures, image odyssey, retro, sideshow, vintage with tags , , , , , , on August 22, 2011 by shewalkssoftly

I have no idea why I decided to seek out “Victorian Flea Circus” images. Just a whim. I’ve had stranger ones.

Not all of these images are Victorian, obviously. I just used the search term because I wanted to find flea circuses with that special antique feel.

A little flea circus info.