"Congo, The Ape Man & Sally, The Woman Ape"

There may be no more leering title that intimates zoophilia than the one given to this innocent pitchcard. The performer is clearly mentally-challenged, which along with the explicit racism, makes this one of those images that captures the damning acceptability of an earlier age when ignorance went hand-in-hand with inhuman stereotypes. Absolutely fascinating though repellent image. "Copyright 1919 by E & R Jungle Film Co, LA." On verso: Typed message "Playing season of 1919 with Ringling Bros. And Barnum Bailey Combined Shows. These two live in an animal cage continually.

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