Anthony Weiss "The Living Wonder"

Misery-boasting "pity cards" were a genre of pitchcards sold by those injured and unable to make a living any other way. They are related to the performance of the maimed and disabled in the larger world of the sideshow, though these handicapped performers typically didn't travel with shows, but independently exhibited themselves. Using the billing "The Living Wonder," Weiss probably captured the same curiosity-seeking audience as the traditional sideshow did.

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