Scenes from a vintage circus preserved on film

Circus Day In Our Town (1949) is an old black-and-white 15-minute film presenting footage from a 1949 circus. 

The film shows clowns putting on their makeup, folks walking around the fairgrounds, many beautiful costumes, and various acrobatic circus acts. I'm thankful that these circus performance scenes are preserved on film, as they are from a fascinating yet controversial subculture of the past. 

From YouTube:

Circus Day In Our Town (1949)

Scenes of a big three-ring circus include the arrival, the parade, unloading, tent raising and highlights of the show itself. This film has amazing footage of a circus coming into a town, the townspeople helping with construction of the circus tents, the clowns preparing for their performance and the variety of circus acts and the crowds viewing them.