"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. An earlier cabinet card portrait of this performer is also part of the collection (catalogue #449). Absolutely fascinating though repellent image.

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