Gaddah, "The American Elephant Man" by Wendt

From the collection of Jeffery Kraus ( comes this spectacular portrait by Frank Wendt of the performer known as Gaddah. Matching very closely descriptions in contemporary newspapers, he wears a fez, embroidered vest, and Arabic-styled matching velvet tunic and sarong. He sports medals, including a Masonic pin, though his rough-looking brogans are decidedly those of a working man. Evidence of his neurofibromatosis is very clearly displayed on the left side of his face.

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