Fat People's Convention-- Riverview Park Exposition

Printed Photo Postcard. Oversized postcard image of a Fat Women lifting the hems of her dress. P.T. Barnum was perhaps the first showman to devise the brilliant idea to gather together a group of heavyweight performers and call it a "Fat People's Convention" to drum up business. Riverview Park in Chicago was a great amusement park that featured many shows in the summer, including this great promotional enterprise which surely drew the crowds.......See article below from The Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois) May 23, 1910,

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