Paul Desmuke Single-O Tent Show

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"The Wonder From The Lone Star State." Fascinating image and slice of life of the famed armless man Desmuke's early traveling show, with text-only entrance banner, ca. 1907. Desmuke in bowler hat stands on a big steamer trunk-- an improvised bally platform for the white fedora-wearing talker standing next to him. A woman and a guitar player stand on a shorter box, with a white shirted twin to the talker standing with his hand on the guy-rope for the banner stand. American flags festoon the striped tent. On verso: "Photo by "M.J.

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