Freda Pushnik Sideshow Banner and Talker

Snapshot. Bannerline from Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, with Freda Pushnik's panel shown in the center. Her banner shows a typewriter, a quill, and an ink bottle, with stylized bird drawings above her head, presumably her own creations. A lady sword-swallower, probably "Lady Patricia" Zerm, stands on the left side of the stage, ready to do her bally. The talker holds his microphone as he makes the bally pitch. Both Lady Patricia Zerm and Freda were with RBBBC in 1948 and 1951, making these the most likely years for this photo.

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