The Three Revolving Eugenes souvenir postcard
Late 19th century
Black and white photolithograph
This souvenir postcard of the Eugenes shows the three of them safely on the ground. The diagram above gives some idea of how audiences were more used to seeing them. The Revolving Eugenes were stage aerialists. Their act combined tightrope and trapeze work and, as there were three of them, both types could happen simultaneously. So, in the picture, the gentleman cycles on a grid of tightropes, while the ladies swing elegantly beneath him.