On the Road with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusAdd to Lightbox Download
Sandor Eke holds his infant son Michael Eke while Andrew Hicks gets ready for the show in "Clown Alley" in Washington D.C.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus started in 1919 when the circus created by James Anthony Bailey and P. T. Barnum merged with the Ringling Brothers Circus. Currently, the circus maintains two circus train-based shows, the Blue Tour and the Red Tour, as well as the truck-based Gold Tour. Each train is a mile long with roughly 60 cars: 40 passenger cars and 20 freight. Each train presents a different "edition" of the show, using a numbering scheme that dates back to circus origins in 1871 — the first year of P.T. Barnum's show.
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