Circus sideshow cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite. Circus.

Circus sideshow cabinet cards and cartes-de-visite.

v.p: [1880s-'90s].

Seven albumen prints mounted on card, comprising three cabinet cards and four cartes-de-visite, some captioned in pencil on the rear. All in near fine condition. Item #237882

A fine group of seven circus freakshow and dime museum oddities, similar in theme to the work of Charles Eisenmann. The haunting portrait of a facially disfigured "Elephant Man" is from the Bowery studio of Frank Wendt, Eisenmann's business partner.
Includes images of the midget Minnie Warren alone and with her husband Commodore Nutt; Tom Thumb's wedding; the giantess Ella Ewing and family; the sword thrower "The Great Arcarn"; an "Elephant Man" in Middle Eastern dress; and a midget doctor.

Price: $1,250.00 Free International Delivery