[CIRCUS] Collection of 19th century cabinet cards and cartes des visites.
Includes ten cabinet cards with images of W. H. Stuart (autographed), Karoo ("the Congo giant"), and a selection of unnamed other giants, "World's Heaviest" men and women, a snake-handler, a contortionist and other standards of carney and circus; the CDVs include "the World's Oldest Man," two performers with albinism, and two cards of child performers. Fifteen cards in all, between 1870 and 1900, all on mounts as issued, the largest 8 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (214 x 113 mm). Some wear to corners etc., but a rare and interesting group of 19th century vernacular images pertaining to carnivals etc.
C Property from the Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York
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