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Julianne Sleebus, a woman with a large beard. Process print, 190-.

Date
[between 1900 and 1909?]
Reference
2045353i
Part of
James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
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Description

A Belgian bearded woman, ca. 190-, Mme. Sleebus. She is wearing a white blouse and dark skirt; holding a feather fan. Bearded ladies such as this (presumably people with the genetic disorder hypertrichosis) were standard exhibits at carnivals and sideshows throughout the western world from the eighteenth century onwards

Publication/Creation

Bruges (Belgique) : Imp. La Comète Belge, [between 1900 and 1909?]

Physical description

1 print : process print ; sheet 13.9 x 9.1 cm

Lettering

Die weltberühmte Bartdame Frau Sleebus aus Antwerpen mit ihrem 45cm langen Vollbart

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 2045353i

Languages

  • German


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  • The James Gardiner Collection

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  • Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'

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