Of course on my latest trip to Europe I went postcard hunting. Here are some of the many I picked up.
Most of these are vaudeville performers, and I found these cards at the Tiergarten markets in Berlin.
Below are some postcards of the Kremo family, they were Risley performers (they juggled things and people with their feet) and they visited Australia in 1910.
So from the bottom. Firstly, we have Ferry Mader, who was identified by juggling historian David Cain. You can read David's article about Ferry here.
Above Ferry is a postcard of a man who I think was called Fred Lesando,a musical clown.
Above Fred is Gerdy- Gerda, - I have no idea who this is.
Next we have from the top, Bobby Lang, and below him a lady who balanced plates. There is no name on this one.
Next, a repetition of the Kremos and a postcard of Tommy whose last name is unknown, but it looks like he is using a teapot as a diablo.
Below is the elegante Adoni, he's balancing glasses.
Finally, a page from a 1980 programme from the Hansa theatre in Germany. Yes, we have some club jugglers....
I have many more acquisitions from my latest trip which I will be posting soon.
If you can help with identifying or contributing information about the above photos, please drop a line.