Mlle. Clifford, Sword Swallower, Glamour Portrait

Gorgeous Cabinet Card glamour shot of Ms. Clifford in the studio. She reaches down with a flower in her hand, towards a faux river, on a river bank with faux icicles. Is that an angry dark crab in the river? This and several other images of Miss Clifford show that she was constantly promoted for her beauty as well as her skill as a Sword Swallower-- and unusual move for a traditional sideshow performer.

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