Enrico Rastelli (1896 – 1931) of Bergamo, Italy is easily one of the best-known and iconic jugglers of all time. He would be on the Mt. Rushmore of Jugglers. Entire books, both factual and fictional, have been written about his life and career. As a juggling historian, I’m often looking for a certain photo of Rastelli online or on one of my many external hard drives. I know I’m not alone is such searches, as I’m contacted very often by jugglers around the world looking for photos of Enrico. So, I decided to make an article filled with nothing but photos of this superstar to act as a resource and inspiration to jugglers world wide. Many of these photos have never appeared online before and come from the archives of the Museum of Juggling History. Enjoy these 88 images of this incredible performer who was taken from the world at much too young an age.
I hope these photos serve as inspiration for jugglers and a resource to those researching Enrico Rastelli.