Alex Linton Swallows Four 27-Inch Blades

Terrific and iconic 8x10 wire-service photo from 1947 of Linton taken from above. Datelined NEW YORK, December 14, 1947: "IT BEATS WORKING. Alex Linton, 43-year-old sword swallower, swallows four 27-inch blades at the same time. He has been at it since he was 12, and says, 'It certainly beats working hard.'"

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