As unavoidable as the nose on a clown’s face, circus-related ephemera has invaded our screens and magazines, tapping the vein of our retro-nostalgic, oddity-seeking, pop culture mania. And, as most know, Tampa Bay is steeped in circus tradition and history, with John Ringling’s home and museum less than hour away and performers wintering in East Hillsborough County. Making the most of all this zeitgeist and locality, the Tampa Bay History Center brings us Circus! The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier, revealing the workaday lives of snake charmers, high-wire walkers, freaks, dare devils and ticket-takers. Glasier shot the 60-plus photos while traveling with Sparks Circus, Ringling Bros. and other companies from the 1900s to the ’30s. The photographs selected for the exhibition at the History Center are part of a unique collection of more than 1,700 original glass plate negatives made by Glasier between 1896 and the 1930s.