Both of these pictures were taken sometime in the late 1920's in Johnstown by phototog Luke Swank - a Johnstown native. He really made a name for himself with his set of Bethlehem Steel photo's which I will be posting another time. Many different circus companies came to town. Which means I have no idea where exactly these were taken in the city.
But I do know that they were taken here. And who knows - it could even have been in Morrellville (D Street) or even Cambria City (where Sheetz in now). The young boys from Morrellville used to catch rattlesnakes and sell them to the circus to earn some extra spending cash.