Beautiful Virginia Bathing’ was a spiel routine made in the nineteenth century merchant fairs. It was necessary only a penny to find out what was inside the big top. Amazement, ability, a little bit of cunning and desire to have fun, these were the basic ingredients of the traveling show business: Fair, Circus and Carnival.

Between biography and collective history, a behind the scene view about these dream makers’ lives, their old fortunes and precarious present.