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Author Stencell, A. W., 1946-

Title Seeing is believing : America's sideshows / A.W. Stencell
Published [Toronto] : ECW Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (259 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Chapter 1 Lookee Here! 3 -- Chapter 2 A Rich Midway Stew 13 -- Chapter 3 Where Do You Buy a Poly-Moo-Zuke? 33 -- Chapter 4 Hoochie-Coochie Dancing Bears 49 -- Chapter 5 What Do You Expect for a Dime? 67 -- Chapter 6 Hear Them Moan! See Them Suffer! 83 -- Chapter 7 Thrills, Chills, and Doctors' Bills 101 -- Chapter 8 Working for Bananas 119
Summary From striptease midgets, human pin cushions, and monkeys in miniature race cars to trained fleas and people with double bodies, three legs, and enormous feet, this chronicle of twisted midway attractions and the showmen who have presented them covers it all. The history of the circus side show and its companion, the carnival, is celebrated in words and rare, eye-popping images, making this a must for all collectors and enthusiasts. Interviews with many of the big players on the carnival circuit are included
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-259) and index
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Subject Sideshows -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1550225294
1554906687 (electronic bk.)
9781554906680 (electronic bk.)