Fans of HBO’s short-lived period drama Carnivale will likely appreciate these vintage black and white gems that were recently unearthed by Retronaut. In the photos of UK circus caravans, we meet a variety of different subjects, from a “Real Gypsy, character reader and clairvoyant” to a beautiful young woman tending to her birds. There are also families engaged in your typical domestic activities, like cooking and cleaning. Looking at these narrative images, you can’t help but invent back stories for each and every person, and try to imagine to what their life on the road was like. In other words, it’s easy to get lost in them for a while. See for yourself after the jump.