Julianne Sleebus, a woman with a large beard. Process print, 190-.
- [between 1900 and 1909?]
- Part of
- James Gardiner Collection: photograph album labelled ‘Drag’.
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About this work
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
Where to find it
The James Gardiner Collection
Location AccessClosed stores
Photograph album labelled ‘Drag'
Location Status AccessClosed stores