Emilien Bouglione, the son of Joseph and Rosa of the family Bouglione who own and operate Le Cirque d'Hiver, Winter Circus, regarded as one of the most spectacular shows in Paris. He has performed as an acrobat, trapeze artist, clown, animal tamer; but he is best known for is Equestrian shows.
In this wonderful postcard he is shown holding, what appears to be, a Python that is also wrapped around his body. In the background 2 elephants can be seen. The image on this postcard comes from a photograph taken by Richard Avedon during his shoot for Dior Haute Couture House.