I sent this card to Claire in Speedway, Indiana, USA. It’s of a vintage photo from 1898 from the midway of a Ringling Circus in Washington, D.C. I recently went to Circus World in Baraboo, Wisconsin where I picked it up! 🙂
HURRAY! My card reached its destination in 7 days after traveling 498 km! Claire wrote, “Thank you for the postcard! I love old photos and this one is very cool. Have you been to Peru, Indiana? It claims to be the circus capital of the world. It has been home to seven of the world’s major circuses for their winter headquarters. Happy postcrossing!” (And no, I haven’t been to Peru, Indiana, but I’d love to go there someday!)
Valerie sent me this awesome vintage card today! It’s the original American School building, which is now a historical site.
Valerie’s friend Tammy sent me this awesome circus card! The photo was taken in 1905 in Peru, Indiana of Mrs. Sweeney & Sulky the Elephant. 🙂 Peru, IN was a famous location for circuses to stop during winter. Now the International Circus Hall of Fame is located here! Great card! I’m also amused at the postmark – what is it? Postmarks are so blurry these days… I’m guessing it’s a kid writing? Something to do with education?
My good friend Valerie goes to a lot of football games at Notre Dame, so when I saw this in the mail I couldn’t wait to tell her about it! Then I realized it was from her. lol What is that postmark??