Maybe one reason why I wrote the Ice Cream Parlor is that I just adore vintage images. I especially like old advertising so I'll be sharing some of those I've found with you.
Circuses must have been amazing to audiences 100 or more years ago. There wasn't much entertainment, there was no radio, no television. In larger towns and cities, there would have been theater where people could enjoy a play or a concert but in the hinterland people had to be self-reliant.
Now the entire world has become a virtual circus and most of us performers. We've been to Vegas. We've seen it all. Try to see the world through fresh eyes for a day. It'll be a revelation.