Lewis Love "Crawfish or Turtle-Boy"

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Almost unbelievable, rare real photo postcard image of this black performer with severe hunchback, undeveloped limbs, and well-coifed hair. Lewis, who may have had spina-bifida, is here posed against a wrinkled canvas background. Possibly billed as the "Crawfish-Boy," or "Turtle-Boy," as some later performers with similar deformities were thus designated and elevated by the sideshow. On verso: Autographed in pencil: "Lewis Love."................

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