This was my family’s circus, it was one of the two biggest Chinese circuses in Southeast Asia. My great grand father (Mr. Shen Chang Fu) was the ringleader and so was his son (my grandpa). This Circus started in 1936 and folded in the mid 70s, my mother recalls being a contortionist performing 6 days a week with 3 shows a day. I might keep posting stories about my mom side of the family here and will eventually make a separate post for my dad’s side of the family, for now here are some pictures of the circus.
My mom (left) and my aunt (right) in front of the main tent of the circus
My great grandpa with a tiger
My grandpa performing with a lion
My mother in a middle of her performance
My grandma and my aunt right before they performed
Great gandpa (left), grandpa (middle) and great grandma (right)