Sherman Watkins "Wildman" and "Spider-Boy" Acrobat

Hanging upside down on a trapeze in this extraordinary image, Watkins strikes an unforgettable pose. The rare image of this otherwise unknown performer is presented in stereotyped garb of the Wildman, but who nonetheless has useless legs, strong arms and torso, performing acrobatics on a trapeze swing in the guise of a "Spider-Boy." On verso: AZO ∆'s name. Signature (?) in pencil "Sherman Watkins," which may or may not be this performer's actual name.

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