1890's. Kakubeijishi (角兵衛獅子, also: Kakubeejishi) are acrobatics performed on the street by young boys who did handstands, somersaults and the like, either alone or with their partners. In this photo, three children perform a combination act. The acrobatics were accompanied by drums, usually played by an adult leader. Kakubeijishi has its roots in the province of Echigo (now in Niigata Prefecture).
Amrita Sher-Gil. Born in Budapest in 1913, she was the daughter of a Sikh aristocrat father and an upper-class Hungarian mother. Trained in the finest schools of art in Europe, Amrita returned to India to proclaim: "Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse, Braque and many others.....India belongs only to me".
LAYAWAY for Faciasmom - Antique circus horse photo postcard, 1900s, very rare - Please do not buy unless you're Faciasmom
Wonderful and very, very rare this hand tinted French photo postcard of a lady circus artist (Mademoiselle Marville) on her horse. She performed at the Moulin Rouge in Paris the Belle Epoque era (1900-1905). Photographer: Walery, Paris Postally not used, with undivided backside so pre-1905