Unidentified Snake Enchantress with her decorated SNAKES Box

Unidentified Snake Enchantress, with a giant snake wrapped around her neck, which is moving as the photo is taken. Beside her is a large trunk with metal cladding, and the letters to form the word SNAKES cut out of the metal plate. Unusual horizontal format cabinet card by Frank WENDT. Similar elaborately painted and decorated sideshow "snake boxes" have been seen in sideshows since its earliest days, serving utilitarian purpose of carrying the dangerous cargo, as well as serving as effective stage decoration.

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