The Circus Book: 1870-1950 is a big, bold, beautiful Taschen hardcover in a slipcase that features nearly 1,000 photos, illustrations, poster art, and other ephemera from the heyday of the big top. Flavorwire posted a selection of some of the nearly 200 of the earliest color circus photos included in the book.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.