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Important notice : one fact is worth twenty arguments, and a fact is that the most pleasing and remarkable exhibition in the known world is now in this town... : to be seen alive, a child with one side perfect while the other side of him is double jointed and a skeleton... also the world's wonder, the female Baby Samson.

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[1880?]
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view Important notice : one fact is worth twenty arguments, and a fact is that the most pleasing and remarkable exhibition in the known world is now in this town... : to be seen alive, a child with one side perfect while the other side  of him is double jointed and a skeleton... also the world's wonder, the female Baby Samson.

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Poster advertising an Exhibition, a touring variety show headlined by "the most astounding freaks of nature ever shown to the public", a young girl (Baby Samson) who can lift heavy weights and another who had some sort of wasting or shrivelled condition on one side of his body (he performed circus tricks prior to his mother telling his story to the audience). There was also Mons Alove, a trapeze artist and a "monstre" Yorkshire eagle. This possibly dates from around 1880. No location is given for the show, although the poster was printed by J. Edwards, machine printer, &c. of 11 Abbey Street in Accrington.

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1880?] (Accrington : J. Edwards.)

Physical description

1 broadside ; 89 cm

Languages

  • English


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